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The National Humanities Center (est. 1978)

The National Humanities Center is a private, nonprofit organization, and the only independent institute dedicated exclusively to advance study in all areas of the humanities. The Center is supported by the generosity of individual donors, grants from private and public foundations, corporate philanthropy, and institutional sponsors—universities and academic organizations whose partnership specifically supports the Center's fellowship program and public outreach efforts.

The Center's Education Programs strengthen teaching on the collegiate and pre-collegiate levels. Model programs developed at the Center provide teachers and faculty with new materials and instructional strategies to make then more effective in the classroom and rekindle their enthusiasm for the subjects they teach.

Early Adopter School Network

We are currently seeking district and school partners to work with the Humanities in Class Digital Library to produce OER-based humanities curriculum.

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Open Educational Resources (OER) Support Equity and Flexibility

The worldwide OER movement is rooted in the human right to access high-quality education. This shift in educational practice is not just about cost savings and easy access to openly licensed content; its about participation and co-creation. Open Educational Resources (OER) offer opportunities for systemic change in teaching and learning content through engaging educators in new participatory processes and effective technologies for engaging with learning.