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Teaching American History Program

The Boston school district plans to provide all 326 of its U.S. history teachers with an appropriate and content-filled professional development program. There will be seminars, summer institutes, learning strategy sessions, and study groups of both middle school and high school teachers. The partners are the University of Massachusetts-Boston, the City of Boston Archives and Records, the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum and the American Antiquarian Society. The goals are to teach U.S. history as a separate and discrete subject, to apply state standards to the classroom, and to combine history content with learning strategies.