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Kentucky 2007 Grant Abstract
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Grantee Name:West Kentucky Educational Cooperative, KY
Project Name:TAHOE (Teaching American History Opportunities for Educators)
Project Director:Daniel Lonsway
Number of Teachers Served:40
Number of School Districts Served:14
Number of Students Served:25,000
Grade Levels:5, 8, and 11
Partners:Murray State University, the National Archives-Southeast Region, the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Kentucky Humanities Council
Topics:Year 1, Discovery, Exploration, Revolution, and a New Nation; Year 2, Expansion and Conflict; Year 3, Industrialization, Immigration, the 20th Century, and Beyond
Methods:Summer institutes, graduate courses, historical sites, website

The Consortium school districts are located in the western tip of Kentucky, a part of the Mississippi Delta region that has a rich cultural heritage but lags behind the nation in growth. The districts include 64 schools and more than 2000 teachers. The cadre of history teachers participating in "TAHOE Faces" will explore historical eras using biographies and memoirs to connect one historical period to another: lives of prominent Americans and others will be correlated to ideas and struggles they represent.

Last Modified: 03/11/2008