Loudoun County, Va. (July 29, 2014) – Karrie Rinder, an English teacher at Dominion High School, has been selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool.
Rinder will participatein “The American Skyscraper: Transforming Chicago and the Nation” workshop in July. The one-week program will be held at the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) and is directed by Jennifer Masengarb, CAF’s Director of Interpretation and Research. This is one of 17 NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture workshops.
The workshop explores impact of the skyscraper through six major themes: myth, geography, urban culture, representation, identity and new landmarks. Each day at CAF includes a lecture from an expert history or architect, a field study and building tour, hands-on activities and classroom curricular applications.
Each of the 80 teachers coming to Chicago, selected from among 320 applications, receives a $1,200 stipend to help cover their travel, study,and housing expenses.