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Oregon 2003 Grant Abstract
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Grantee: Southern Oregon Education Service District, Medford, OR
Project Name: Southern Oregon American Legacy Project
Project Director: Joe Peterson (541) 776-6771
Funding: $935,945
Number of Teachers Served: 120
Number of School Districts Served: 13
Number of Students Served: No information available

The American Legacy Project serves school districts having 52,000 students and 3,000 educators in a 10,000 square mile area. Through summer institutes, seminars, graduate history courses, mentoring, online courses, video conferencing, and mini-grants, the program addresses needs for a comprehensive and coherent American History curriculum, professional development for rural educators, and assessment tools to measure student performance. Participants include 75 middle and high school teachers and 45 pre-service teachers who explore with historians and mentors the Constitutional Convention, Lewis and Clark, Westward Migration, European Migration, Jacksonian Democracy, Economic Life in the South and North, Civil War, Reconstruction, Manifest Destiny, Progressive Movement, Labor Movement, World War I and II, Great Depression, Cultural Changes, and Oregon Statehood. Teachers Curriculum Institute, Southern Oregon University, Southern Oregon Historical Society, and Oregon On-Line School are partnering with the ESD.

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