Whether you are a K–12 teacher or a college professor, Harvard Radcliffe Institute programs can help bring your curriculum to life.
In addition to grants and funding available to educators for research and curricular support, the Institute can host classes in various capacities. Teachers may partner with our Schlesinger Library to introduce students to archival research or to hold a research class in the Schlesinger's dedicated teaching space. Guided tours of our exhibitions are also available.
Teaching and Learning with Special Collections
The Schlesinger collections can bring your curriculum to life. Learn more about group exploration of these riches.
Grants for Educators
The Schlesinger Library invites school teachers in grades 6–12 to apply for support for research in our collections connected to work in their classroom. Grants of up to $3,000 will be given on a competitive basis. Priority will be given to those who have demonstrated innovative pedagogy in social studies and history, and whose proposals make a compelling case about the ways materials available only at the Schlesinger Library will be incorporated into the applicant’s curriculum plans. The awards may be used to cover travel and living expenses, photocopies or other reproductions, and other incidental research expenses, but not for the purchase of equipment or travel to other sites for research. We are currently accepting applications. All applications must be received by January 28, 2024, at 11:59 PM ET.Apply for a Teacher Support Grant
Teaching with our collections is such an effective way of creating an appetite for original research among undergraduates who may never have used special collections. Having a dedicated teaching space with display screens, a document camera, and flexible furniture for small-group work really is transformative in allowing us to provide creative, experiential learning opportunities for students.
It’s exciting to just let students explore the archive—it doesn’t matter where they go with it, because it’s all real and relevant to what we’re talking about in class.
Attend a Public Event in Person
Maren Hassinger in Conversation with Chassidy A. Winestock: On the Occasion of A Female Landscape and the Abstract Gesture
The Art of Resistance: Sacred Visual Creations of New Orleans' African American Mardi Gras Maskers
Explore our program archives: Watch conference videos
A Pale Blue Dot under Pressure: Climate Change, Justice, and Resilience in Our Rapidly Warming World
Gallery and Exhibition Education
Throughout the course of exhibitions, artists, students, and faculty and staff members, along with local community groups, respond to the show in a series of gallery events open to the public. The series may include live performances as well as meditations and discussions on exhibition themes. The gallery series may occur in person and online; registration is required.View Upcoming Gallery Events
Highlights: Suffrage School
A collaborative teaching resource on the history of women and voting in America, #SuffrageSyllabus explores the tangled history of gender and United States citizenship. It was created by a group of scholars working together with Harvard College students and Schlesinger Library staff as part of the Library’s Long 19th Amendment Project. The semester-long course of readings and assignments—organized around turning points in the history of American voting rights and female citizenship, from 1776 to the present day—is adaptable to a wide variety of classrooms.