Upcoming Alabama History Institutes

Alabama History Institutes are immersive professional development workshops in history and civics for K-12 public, private, and homeschool educators. Each three-day, in-person workshop will incorporate intensive classroom training using primary sources with hands-on experiences at local museums, parks, and historic sites. Participants receive a stipend and professional development credits.

Applications for summer 2023 Alabama History Institutes are now closed. We will begin accepting applications for summer 2024 sessions early next year.


Week of June 5-9, 2023

Grades K-12: Diversity in Storytelling: The Untold History of Mobile
University of Mobile, Mobile (June 6-8)

Grades 2-3: Making it Happen: Teaching History in the Literacy-Focused Classroom
Madison County Teacher Resource Center, Huntsville (June 7-9)

Week of June 12-16, 2023

Grades 10-11: Farms to Factories: Alabama’s Industrial Revolution
University of Alabama Regional Inservice Center, Tuscaloosa (June 13-15)

Grades K-6: Birmingham’s Place in Alabama’s Rich History
Vulcan Park and Museum, Birmingham (June 14-16)

Week of June 19-23, 2023

Grades 6-12: Resistance and Resilience in the Face of Jim Crow: Alabama from 1880 to 1920
Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery (June 20-23)

Grades 4-6: Reconstruction: Rebuilding of a Nation
Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities, Auburn (June 21-23)

Week of June 26-30, 2023

Grades 3-6: Bring It Home: Local Ties to the History We Teach
Florence Indian Mound Museum, Florence (June 26-28)

Grades 1-4: Sowing the Seed of Dothan’s Agricultural Legacy
Troy University-Dothan Campus, Dothan (June 27-29)

Questions? Contact Marlena Cameron at marlena.cameron@archives.alabama.gov.