Grantee: Burrillville School Department, Pascoag, RI
Project Name: Teaching American History in Burrillville, Rhode Island: A Model for Reform
Project Director: Melissa Bingmann (401) 331-8575
Number of Teachers Served: 60
Number of School Districts Served: 6
Number of Students Served: No information available
To provide American history teachers with content and skills needed to inspire students to study the past, the district is teaming with the Rhode Island Historical Society, National History Day, National Council for History Education, U.S History Advanced Placement consultants, Brown University, Bryant College, Providence College, Rhode Island College, and University of Rhode Island. The 45 Burrillville elementary, middle and high school teachers will be joined by 15 teachers from Northern Rhode Island in an effort to build a professional network among history teachers. Participants will engage in 15 after-school seminars, complete a series of readings, compose review essays, and develop and present applied history projects. Course work will address the colonial period through the early republic; U.S. history from 1820 through the end of World War I, and the 20th century through the Reagan years.