Teaching American History Grant Program

Current Section
 Office of Innovation and Improvement Home
Arkansas 2006 Grant Abstract

Grantee Name:Little Rock School District, AR
Project Name:Liberty: The Fifth Preamble Concept
Project Director:Laura Arnold
Funding:$979,057
Number of Teachers Served:123
Number of School Districts Served:1
Number of Students Served:26,524
Grade Levels:5, 8, 11
Partners:National History Day, the University of Arkansas (Little Rock), the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the Clinton Presidential Library, and the Central High School Historic National Park
Topics:year 1: Liberty versus Authority/Property, year 2: Liberty versus Order, and year 3: Liberty versus Justice
Methods:colloquia, a history academy, networking sessions, the development of master teachers, field trips, lesson plan development

Sixty-one percent of Little Rock students are economically disadvantaged, and 53% participate in Title I programs. Only 1% of the district's American history teachers hold a degree in history. This project will use the concept of liberty to provide an in-depth study of how that concept has been a refining, defining force in shaping "a more perfect Union." The initiative is focused on in-depth content knowledge and related teaching practices for all district American history teachers that will prepare all students to achieve higher standards in this area of study.


 
Print this page Printable view Send this page Share this page
Last Modified: 08/18/2006