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Come All Ye! A Gathering of Educators

NEH Summer Institute for Teachers


Summer Institute 2004
Summer Institute 2006

In 2004 and 2006, 25 outstanding teachers from across the nation participated in NEH Summer Institute for Teachers, Voices Across Time: Teaching American History Through Song. To learn more about this intensive five-week program, choose topics from the menu on the right. Or sample some of the excellent lessons the Institutes produced below:

Song Activities

  • Participating teachers prepared multiple, brief activities for classroom use.

Final project lessons

  • Participating teachers researched and designed a lesson around historical songs appropriate for their curriculum and subject matter.

Bibliography & links

  • A list of resources shared by participants and presenters over the course of the Institute.

Workshops and Conferences

  • Voices Across Time will be presented as part of the BOSS Allegheny County-Wide Professional Development on October 9, 2006. More information is available at the BOSS website.
  • Voices Across Time will also be presented as part of the Soldiers & Sailors History in Our Backyard Conference on Oct. 9 & 10th. More information is available at the conference site.


Receive Notification of Next Institute

The next Voices Across Time NEH Teacher Institute will be in summer 2008. Sign up to be notified of the next NEH Teacher Institute.

Email Discussion List

Educators using Voices Across Time may subscribe to an email discussion list (listserv) to exchange ideas and insights with colleagues and the VAT developers. To be added to the listserv, email the project staff.