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    California NEH Workshops for Educators
    Dr. Laura Talamante


    Dear Colleagues,

    We invite you to join us for our one-week workshops in June
    2011. As NEH Summer Scholars at the “American History
    through the Eyes of a California Family” workshop, you will
    use the artifacts and archival sources of both the Dominguez
    Rancho Adobe Museum and CSU Dominguez Hills Special
    Collections to trace the Dominguez family history for over
    two centuries. Their history and lands are entwined with
    California 's rich Indian, Spanish, Mexican and American
    history.

    NEH workshops feature well known scholars, hands-on work
    with artifacts and archival documents, workshops and
    experiential learning opportunities that will bring history
    to life, and field trips to deepen historical and cultural
    connections. Workshops address the Dominguez family business
    and inheritance strategies and their relationship to natives
    and migrants from varied social and cultural backgrounds.
    Successful applicants whose title will become NEH Summer
    Scholars will also analyze how territorial industrial
    expansion transformed the American people and how massive
    immigration after 1870, including the Chinese, some of whom
    became laborers on Dominguez lands, formed new social
    patterns and concepts about national identity.

    $1200 stipends are offered to help cover travel, lodging,
    and meal expenses.

    Workshops will be offered twice and applicants may apply to
    one, but not both, workshops. The first is the week of June
    13-17, 2011 and the second is the week of June 20-24, 2011.
    Continuing Education Units offered. Applications due March
    1st.

    American History through the Eyes of a California Family