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Date: August 3-7, 2015
Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Smithsonian Institution
Program is FREE but Registration is REQUIRED
***Note: This program is for rising 9th-12th grade students***
The Power of the Written Word: NMAAHC Teen Writing & Literature Institute will expose teen participants to classic pieces of African American literature, hone critical literature analysis, improve dialogue abilities, and strengthen writing skills as teens respond to discussion questions.
Facilitated by classroom teachers, students will participate in discussion, complete writing assignments and explore museum experiences which investigate themes within the chosen work and the larger American story.
Designed for rising 9th-12th grade students, participants will be expected to complete some short readings and reflection assignments at home as well as abide by a code of conduct while in the institute. Participants will receive the chosen work(s) of literature as well as other supporting resources. The institute is FREE but registration is required as well as a commitment to attending the full week. Teen participants will be responsible for bringing for their own lunch.