Teachers to explore pre-European cultures during institute at UW-L

image of teachers looking at artifacts in the outdoors during the  2012 Humanities Summer Institute for Teachers.

Teachers participating in the National Endowment for the 2012 Humanities Summer Institute for Teachers.

Tool making, spear throwing and learning the delicate art of excavation are just a few of the activities teachers from around the U.S. will be participating in during a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for Teachers at UW-La Crosse.

The Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center is offering its fifth NEH Summer Institute for Teachers July 14 – Aug. 1.

Twenty-five teachers from around the U.S. will spend three weeks on campus learning about the process of archaeology and the area’s pre-European cultures. The teachers, from 18 states, teach elementary through high school levels in a variety of subject areas including: social studies, history, geography, chemistry, earth science, physics, biology, engineering, math, language arts and art.

UW-La Crosse — www.uwlax.edu — is the state’s top-ranked public or private higher education institution by U.S. News & World Report for master’s degree institutions and has been ranked among the top four Midwestern public institutions for more than a decade.