Great World Texts program seeks teacher participants

Great World Texts – an interdisciplinary humanities program that connects high school teachers and students across the state with faculty and staff at UW-Madison in the study of world literature – is seeking participants. The 2018-2019 program is organized around Caribbean-American writer Jamaica Kincaid and her work of non-fiction A Small Place. GWT is seeking teachers from all schools and disciplines, and especially encourages interdisciplinary teaching teams to sign up. Participating schools receive an extensive teaching guide created specifically for the program, complimentary copies of the book for their students, grants to subsidize participation, opportunities for ongoing professional development, and the chance to bring students to the program’s capstone event — the Annual Student Conference — on the UW-Madison campus, where they will meet the author herself. Kincaid will give a keynote lecture, answer the students’ questions. and engage with their projects based on her book. Find out more.