LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TEACHING AMERICAN HISTORY (TAH) PROGRAM
The TAH program typically conducts an annual competition. However, the Department did not receive funding for the TAH grant program in the FY 2012 budget. As a result, we will not conduct a competition for new awards in 2012.
TAH PROJECT WEBSITES
Currently funded TAH projects are providing professional development activities to support and provide resources for history teachers across the country. TAH project websites are excellent resources that allow teachers and TAH project directors an opportunity to take a closer look at what other TAH projects are doing. Click the link below to read more about these projects.
*Note: Only projects that submitted a website are listed. Not all TAH projects have websites and not all TAH project websites were submitted.*
TAH Projects MS Excel (52KB)
TAH SPONSORED RESOURCES
The National History Education Clearinghouse (NHEC) is designed to help K–12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in their classrooms. With funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University has created the website Teachinghistory.org that provides access to history content, teaching strategies, resources, and research. The NHEC builds on and disseminates the valuable lessons learned by more than 1,000 TAH projects designed to raise student achievement by improving teachers’ knowledge and understanding of traditional U.S. history. The clearinghouse also provides a variety of print materials and hosts an annual conference for history teachers.
Contact: Jennifer Rosenfeld
OTHER HELPFUL TOOLS
Program Overview: MS Word (50KB)
Program Resources: MS Word (40KB)
All TAH Applications are submitted electronically through the Grants.gov system. Learn more about the system at http://www.grants.gov/
Help keep American history alive. Here you will find nonprofit organizations, not-for-profit organizations, and membership organizations that provide history related resources. You may join, subscribe, volunteer, or give donations to support these organizations.
Here you will find professional development courses, fellowships, lesson plans, and exciting classroom ideas to aid our American History teachers in becoming more innovatively and academically advanced.
HISTORY THROUGH MEDIA
Take a closer look at history through media and technology-based resources such as digital classrooms, online exhibits, online libraries, videos, documentaries, and podcasts.
Visit these historical attractions to relive the past and experience history firsthand.
American Art Museum
Contact: Suzannah Niepold
Center for Education and Museum Studies
Contact: Stephanie Norby
American History Museum
Contact: Heather Paisley-Jones
American Indian Museum
National Portrait Gallery
Contact: Briana Zavadil White
BLOG ABOUT HISTORY
Passionate about history? Join these blogs and share your thoughts about American history.
FY 2011 TAH Call for Peer Reviewers. Here you will find instructions for completing the TAH Reviewer Checklist and submitting your resume. MS Word (36 KB)
FY 2011 TAH Application Package: MS Word (431KB)