Five College Consortium

NEH Summer Institute for Teachers:
Native Americans of New England

Amy Curtis

Amy Curtis

Amy Curtis teaches Second Grade at Sandy Spring Friends School, a Quaker school in Maryland, just outside Washington, DC. She has an undergraduate degree in Art History from Wesleyan University, and a masters degree in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education in New York City. Prior to her 20 + year teaching career, she worked as an educator at the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of American History. Amy's interest in art, history, the environment, reading, and writing informs the integrated nature of her teaching style. A longtime yoga practitioner, she is a certified yoga instructor, and appreciates the balance of mind, body, and spirit gained through this system of wellness.

A native of Brooklyn, NY, Amy has lived in the DC area for 25 years. She has a husband, two sons (19 and 22), and a cat. She is excited about the opportunity to delve into a fascinating topic of history this summer!

Lesson Pla: Indian People Still Exist: Bridging the knowledge-gap that may persist among elementary school children to show the continuous link between 17th Century Patuxet Wampanoag to Present-Day Wampanoag