National Endowment for Humanities: Reaching Rural Communities
This report highlights six National Endowment for Humanities(NEH) funded case studies designed to support rural America through the humanities. The case studies demonstrate the diversity of NEH's work, as well as a series of engagement strategies for effectively reaching rural communities. Most of all, the case studies demonstrate NEH's commitment to documenting the American experience through rural populations.
The report highlights projects like, "Picturing America: Transitions from Rural to Urban Life," which in collaboration with the Ohio Historical society, developed professional series for fifty K-12 teachers focused on the transition from rural to urban life. Another noteworthy project featured in the report is "A New Harvest," which uses history to engage Americans in a dialogue about the future of rural America.
The National Endowment for Humanities is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States.