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Teaching American History Program

The district is partnering with the University of California, Irvine's Department of History, History/Social Science Project and Humanities Out There Program to offer all American history teachers a professional development program encompassing traditional U.S. history content, a history proficiency assessment, student literacy needs, support for English language learners, and instructional skills. Activities include a 3-week invitational leadership institute on "Notions of Citizenship," a year-long academic seminar series, quarterly workshops on classroom technology applications, and development of collaborative networks/learning communities designed to sustain the program. Seminars address cooperation and conflict in the 1600s and 1700s; colonial America; the Depression and New Deal; 19th century racial history; American Women/Womenhood in the 19th and 20th centuries; and the civil rights movement.