Monday, March 8, 2021 - April 30, 2021
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Mike Williams 
Education Projects Manager

Becoming Visually Literate In The Humanities Classroom

Course Summary

We live in a visually saturated world in which citizens are asked to read photographs, maps, and other visual materials in order to understand the world around them. This visual literacy has a significant impact on students’ content area learning. Reading comprehension demands comprehension of the written text, but also depends heavily on the comprehension and integration of the graphical content that is almost invariably included in those texts. This course addresses a variety of U.S. history topics commonly taught in elementary, middle, and high schools as models/examples to begin each session. Participants will explore the Library of Congress collections, with particular attention to the Primary Source sets, themed resources, and the connected collections using exemplary visual materials in their teaching contexts.

Course Dates: March 8 - April 30, 2021    

 Professional Development Hours: 35

Course Registration Fee: $125

  Humanities In Class Online Course Refund,  Transfer & Cancellation Policy

  • Refund Policy: Humanities In Class Online Course registrants occasionally are presented with circumstances that prevent them from participating in registered courses. In order to qualify for a refund of fees, registrants must submit their written request according to the following guidelines:

    • If the cancellation request is received more than fourteen (14) days before the course start date, the registrar will refund the course registration, less a $25 cancellation fee.

    • If the cancellation request is received between seven (7) and fourteen (14) days of the course start date, the registrar will refund fifty percent (50%) of course registration, less a $25 cancellation fee.

    • If the cancellation request is received less than seven (7) days before the course start date, no refund will be given.

  • Transfer Policy: Humanities In Class Online Courses are offered during Spring, Summer and Fall sessions. In the event that unforeseen circumstances prevent a registrant from enrolling in a current course offering, they will have the option of transferring the amounts paid to a future, calendared course. 

  • Cancellation Policy: In the event that an online course is canceled by the National Humanities Center, registrants will be given the option of transferring their registration to another course or receiving a full refund of their registration fee.