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Teaching American History Grants

Published March 24, 2011

In July ASHP/CML was a partner in two Teaching American History grants awarded to the New York City public schools by the U.S. Department of Education. ASHP/CML will be the lead partner working with middle and high school teachers in NYC’s Region 4, made up of schools in western Queens and the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. This program will provide teachers with a series of five day-long retreats, each featuring a noted historian and focused on a different topic in U.S. History, along with a week-long summer institute and ASHP curriculum materials. Other partners in the grant, who will host retreats and introduce teachers to their resources, include the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn Historical Society, and Museum of Television and Radio. Bill Tally of the Education Development Center will conduct research to evaluate the program’s effectiveness.

ASHP/CML is partnered with NYC’s Region 6, former Community School Districts 17 and 22, in Brooklyn for “Teacher as Historian: A Teaching American History Initiative.” The program features four ASHP/CML-led seminars as well as mentoring support for teachers and assistant principals in high schools region-wide. Other service providers include the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American History.

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