Summer Institute

Summer Institutes are Level Two offerings, providing opportunities for in-depth exploration into a particular theme or topic each year, including:

  • insights from experts in relevant fields
  • time to explore a variety of primary sources and teaching ideas
  • interactions with other educators
  • opportunity to create a lesson applying what is learned and to teach it during the school year


2015 Summer Institute: Strengthening Literacy Skills with Primary Sources


In the past, these three-day institutes have included:

2008 - The Fabric of our Lives: Weaving the American Tapestry
2009 - Crossroads: Rediscovering the Federal Writer’s Project
2010 - A Sense of Place: Preserving, Working and Celebrating our Land
2011 – Human Impact of Natural Disasters
2012 – Savory Experiences: A Food-Themed Exploration of Primary Sources from the Library of Congress
2013 – Mining: Can you Dig It?
2014 Greeley District 6 Elementary Summer Institute
2014 Greeley District 6 Secondary Summer Institute

Watch for details on the 2014 Summer Institute with a new format!

Current News

New resource: Book Backdrops developed by our summer institue participants.

Calendar of Events:

Coming this Fall 2015

Transforming America: America in the Gilded Age (Date to be announced soon)

Other offerings this fall will be Essentials Exploration and a Special Topics workhop focused on WWII