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Teacher As Historian

This district in Queens, New York, will prepare 90 mentor teachers in three-person teams to help them enhance the professional development of 300 fifth and eighth grade history teachers. The partners are the National Council for History Education, St. John’s University, and WYNE-FM and the Library of America. The teachers will participate in curricula development, dissemination and mentorship focusing on improving their knowledge skills appreciation and understanding of American History. Project activities include Summer Academy sessions, classroom mentoring, hands-on technology use, research, lesson plan development, and the utilization of radio program recordings and other forms of technology.