Students and teachers explore whale ecology, marine mammal conservation, ocean health, and the social and economic history of southcoast Massachusetts at the Whaling Museum. We offer teacher workshops and resources as well as 13 different history and science programs for schools, each specifically designed to comply with the New Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks / Common Core for specified grade levels. We are able to tailor our programs to fit the needs of your students. In addition, we work with the Melville Society Cultural Project (MSCP), a research-oriented group of scholars within the Melville Society dedicated to fostering a critical understanding of Herman Melville’s writings, life, and times.
Teachers from across the country can gain insight into the art and context of Herman Melville’s famous 19th century American novel Moby-Dick, while learning how to interpret the book for 21st century students, during a summer institute next summer at the New Bedford Whaling Museum in New Bedford, Massachusetts.The deadline to apply is March 1, 2018. Information on the application process can be found at www.teachingmelville.org. Led by scholars from the Melville Society Cultural Project, Teaching Melville will run from June 17 through June 30, 2018. The 25 teachers who are selected to attend will each receive a $2,100 stipend. Participants will earn Continuing Education Credits or Professional Development Points from Bristol Community College for the hours they are dedicating to the Institute. The Teaching Melville Summer Institute for Teachers is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).