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American Spaces are local places for foreign residents to connect – with people, with ideas and with the United States through collaboration and self-discovery. This fully revised website is the go-to, one-stop shop for everything American Spaces. Look for useful guidance and resources in the management, programming, training and design sections.
NEW Content Module: Highlights from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History This program kit contains selected objects from NMAAHC that can stimulate discussion and learning about African American history and the broader history of the United States. It is designed as a resource kit for program facilitators. Each object includes a brief description, as well as conversation questions and resources for additional information. In addition to U.S. history and culture, this resource can be used for programming on civic rights and civic engagement. Large (TIF) and smaller (JPEG) format images are included for making poster shows, handouts, social media, and more.
Free English Writing MOOCsThanks to ECA support, American Spaces and individual patrons can participate in two new free MOOCs offered by the prestigious University of Iowa International Writing Program. Power of the Pen: Identities and Social Issues in Fiction and Nonfiction will open on May 15, 2017. Power of the Pen: Identities and Social Issues in Poetry and Plays will open on June 17, 2017. Click on the links for details and sign-up. This information can be posted on American Spaces’ social media.