Historical Studies Department

Historical Studies Professional Development

Faculty in Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Master of Arts in Historical Studies program offer invigorating professional development workshops on teaching history.

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Kevin Bower
Director of Historical Studies
Associate Professor of History

Getting to Know: Iain Anderson, Associate Director, Historical Studies


In January, Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Historical Studies Program expanded to Omaha. That expansion also brought Iain Anderson to NWU as the program’s new associate director.

Historical Studies Program Expands to Omaha


Last month 37 Omaha Public School teachers enrolled in Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Master of Arts in Historical Studies Program.

Shifting Power on the Plains Lesson Plans

The lesson plans below were created by K-12 school teachers who participated in a Nebraska Wesleyan University summer institute in 2010 funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities through i


Educators selected to participate in the workshop will receive a $1,200 stipend at the conclusion of the workshop.

Application Information and Instructions

Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops are offered by the National Endowment for the Humanities to provide K-12 educators with the opportunity to engage in intensive study and discussi

Travel To and From the Fort

Fort Robinson is accessible only by road. Participants arriving from outside of driving distance likely will want to check flight information into Rapid City, South Dakota or Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Housing and Classroom Space

The Fort Robinson National Historic Landmark district includes the entire Fort Robinson military reservation, some 29,000 acres, 60 original fort buildings and numerous reconstructions.


A list of suggested readings will be provided to participants prior to the workshops. All participants will be asked to read Jeffrey Ostler, The Plains Sioux and U.S.