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Teaching American History: Region 7

Published March 30, 2011

In June 2006, ASHP/CML received a new Teaching American History grant, the fifth for which it designed the program and will act as lead partner. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the Teaching American History program aims to improve teachers’ and students’ U.S. history knowledge, and their skill in working with primary documents in key areas of the U.S. history curriculum. In this three-year program, ASHP/CML will work with middle and high school teachers in Region 7 of the New York City public school system, which encompasses schools in Staten Island and Brooklyn. We will continue to work with local historians and partners such as the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Historical Society, Museum of Television and Radio, and Education Development Center to help teachers delve deeply into historical topics, share teaching practices, and create and refine materials and activities for classroom use.

Region 7 Teachers enjoying a boat tour
Teachers from ASHP's first TAH program with Region 7 of the NYC public schools enjoyed a boat tour on the industrial history of the Brooklyn waterfront in May, 2006, with ASHP and the Brooklyn Historical Society.
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