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Puerto Rico 2004 Grant Abstract
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Grantee: Puerto Rico Department of Education, San German, PR
Project Name: Teaching American History Grant Program
Project Director: Michael Campbell (787) 264-1919
Funding: $813,657
Number of Teachers Served: 210
Number of School Districts Served: 18
Number of Students Served: No information available

Seventy in-service history teachers in grades 5, 8, and 11 will be selected each year to participate in 8 American history content workshops and 3 workshops on pedagogical skills during the school year and 3-day intensive teaching workshops on traditional U.S. History during the summer. Participants will develop lesson plans and curricular changes based on their study of colonial times; the founding fathers; American Revolution; Civil War; Reconstruction; industrialization in 19th century America; the New Deal; World War II; and Cold War to Homeland Security. Twenty teachers will take part in a 15-day visit to U.S. historic sites each year.

Last Modified: 06/08/2005