Teaching American History

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Maryland 2004 Grant Abstract
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Grantee: Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, MD
Project Name: Teaching American History in Anne Arundel County
Project Director: Lisa Kissinger (410) 222-5440
Funding: $994,183
Number of Teachers Served: 90
Number of School Districts Served: 1
Number of Students Served: No information available

American history teachers in grades 5, 8, and 11 are targeted in this effort to enhance content knowledge of traditional U.S. history, knowledge of resources, and instructional skills, with the long-term goal of increasing student enrollment in the AP U.S. History course. The program includes in-service orientation workshops, a 10-day graduate-level summer institute, and in-service follow-up workshops during the school year—designed and taught by historians from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and County master teachers. Additional sessions and resource will be provided by Martha Ross Center for Oral History, Maryland State Archives, and Maryland Historical Society. A program website will publish exemplary lesson plans and successful participants will mentor other teachers in the pre-AP U.S. history pipeline. Summer institutes focus on significant turning points including the American Revolution, Civil War, Great Depression, World War II, and the Civil Rights Movement.

Last Modified: 06/08/2005