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Rhode Island 2005 Grant Abstract
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Grantee Name:East Providence School Department, East Providence, RI
Project Name:The American Revolutions Collaborative (ARC)
Project Director:Christiana Morgan Grefe (401) 331-8575
Number of Teachers Served:40
Number of School Districts Served:3
Number of Students Served:No Information Available

This project includes the East Providence School Department, the Cranston School Department, and the Cumberland School Department in partnership with the Rhode Island Historical Society and scholars from Brown University and the University of Rhode Island to provide a professional development program for 40 teachers at all grade levels. The project aims to improve teachers' content knowledge and pedagogical skills around three thematic periods: the American Revolution and Early Republic, the Industrial Revolution, and the Civil Rights Movement. Additional content to be covered includes historical methods and research and document analysis. Participants will attend a spring seminar and an intensive five-day summer institute. In the fall, middle and secondary teachers will participate in workshops with National History Day partners, and elementary teachers will learn how to work with trade books, storytellers, and experiential learning. Selected participants will visit historic sites during the summers.

Last Modified: 09/27/2005