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Mississippi 2003 Grant Abstract
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Grantee: Jackson Public School District, Jackson, MS
Project Name: TEAM-H: Teaching Educators American and Mississippi History, a Partnership for Improvement
Project Director: Catherine Thomas (601) 960-8314
Funding: $905,528
Number of Teachers Served: 260
Number of School Districts Served: 1
Number of Students Served: 31,539

K-12 teachers participate in a series of ongoing and intense professional development workshops and trips as well as training in problem-based historical inquiry. Participants attend a 2-week summer institute, four one-day workshops during the year, and training with History Alive! and Learners Online. Partners are Jackson State University History Department, Old Capitol Museum, and the Mississippi Humanities Council. Content includes: the Civil War; the Mississippi Choctaw Indians; civil rights; historic Jackson; and African American migration, education, and employment.

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Last Modified: 02/15/2008