By Kate Melchior, Associate Director of Education
The MHS Education Department is excited to announce our cohort of student and teacher fellows for the 2023 season!
Each year, the MHS offers fellowships to three K-12 educators and one high school student; offering the opportunity to explore the Society’s archives. Teacher fellows are invited to research and create educational materials using documents and artifacts from MHS collections, responding to a gap in their curriculum or diving deeper into classroom content knowledge. High school student fellows work with a teacher mentor to research a topic of their choosing and create a project to share their findings, gaining experience in the field of history and working in archival spaces.
We are thrilled to be working with the following scholars this year:
Swensrud Teacher Fellows
Sydney Slayer, Lyons Township HS (Illinois) is investigating American imperialism in South America and Hawai’i.
Matt Weiss, Verde Valley HS (Arizona) is exploring shifts in Haudenosaunee politics and diplomacy in the early 1700s.
Kass Teacher Fellow
Michael M. Khorshidianzadeh, Victor School (Acton, MA) is researching Massachusetts progressivism and peace movements in the lead-up to World War I.
John Winthrop Student Fellow
Sahai Virk, Milford HS (Milford, MA) is examining the history of medical care and health care on marginalized populations and communities in Massachusetts.
Our Education fellows will present their findings in blog posts later this fall.
For those who are interested in applying, the MHS Education Fellowships are available to all K-12 educators and high school students from all U.S. states and territories. Applications for next year’s fellowship cohort will open in January 2024. Visit our website for more information and sign up for the Education newsletter to be the first to hear about next year’s applications!