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The Los Angeles American History Institute

The project will establish 14 institutes on the theme of American History and the Evolving Constitution and serves 400 teachers in grades 5, 8, and 11. Priority will be given to teachers who teach in under-performing schools. The objectives are to: improve the new teachers' knowledge base and systemic instructional practices; provide teachers with instructional strategies; expose teachers to museums and library resources; and use technology and web-based learning to build a community of learners. The partners include the University of California at Los Angeles, the California State University at Los Angeles, the Henry Huntington Library, the Constitutional Rights Foundation, the National Archives and Records Administration, and the Richard Nixon Presidential Library.