Teaching American History

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Georgia 2001 Project Abstract
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Name of the Project:
History Enhanced through Active Learning (HEAL Initiative)
Grantee Contact:
The DeKalb County School System
Decatur, GA
Project Director: Ben Ridgeway
(404) 297-7471

DeKalb County School System, located in metropolitan Atlanta, serving approximately 97,000 students (over 50% receive free or reduced lunches), will use project funds to implement a comprehensive development plan that will build a cadre of master American history teachers who will then train and mentor other teachers throughout the district. Training components include a series of American history content courses, training in research-based best practices and innovative strategies and mentoring/instructional coaching training. The district's project partners include the National Council for History Education, the Southern Regional Council, the National Archives, and the Carter Presidential Center.

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