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Vermont 2003 Grant Abstract
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Grantee: Addison-Rutland Supervisory Union (SU 04), Vermont
Project Name: Developing Master Teachers in American History: Southwest Vermont Consortium
Project Director: Mike Austin (802) 468-1232
Funding: $825,000
Number of Teachers Served: 105
Number of School Districts Served: 9
Number of Students Served: No information available

This consortium for professional development brings together elementary and secondary U.S. History teachers in nine Supervisory Unions with Castleton State College, Christ the King School, Rutland County Public Schools, Bennington County Public Schools, Vermont Marble Museum, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Slate Valley Museum, Vermont State Historic Sites at Mount Independence Hubbardton, and historical societies in Rutland, Pittsford, Brandon and Middletown Springs. Activities include: identifying knowledge gaps through workshops, summer seminars, four meetings during the school year to discuss content and teaching strategies, master teaching observations, development of a documentary collection, creation of a website to share products and resources. Content focuses on themes: year 1, America's Public Debate (Madison, Hamilton, Jefferson, Anti-Federalists); year 2, Industrialization and Immigration; year 3, Cold War, Great Society, Fall of the Soviet Empire.

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