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Nevada 2005 Grant Abstract
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Grantee Name:Washoe County School District, Reno, NV
Project Name:Northern Nevada Teaching American History Project
Project Director:James H. Barclay (775) 348-0332
Number of Teachers Served:25
Number of School Districts Served:1
Number of Students Served:500-700

This program expands an original TAH grant from secondary teachers to teachers in Grades 2, 3, 4, and 5. It also adds the Historical Society, the State Historical and Preservation Office, and local public broadcasting station KNPB to original partners-the University of Nevada-Reno, the Nevada Humanities Council, and the Nevada State Archives. Through a two-semester graduate course, a summer academy, history book clubs, and curriculum enhancement teams, the project's design ensures that traditional American history is taught as a separate subject. Year 1 examines history through biographies; Year 2 concentrates on regional stories; Year 3 draws on local community experts. Subjects include the colonial period and the Constitution, slavery and the Civil War, World War II, civil rights, Native Americans, Manifest Destiny, and railroads in the development of Nevada.

Last Modified: 09/27/2005