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Building Bridges to America's Past

In collaboration with National Council for History Education, Colorado Historical Society/Colorado Historical Museum, University of Pittsburgh's Institute for Learning, University of Colorado at Denver, Social Studies Education Consortium, and ABC-CLIO, a publisher of history resources, the district will provide a professional development program in American history teaching for one-third of all 5th grade (85) and all 8-12 (120) American history teachers. The research- and standards-based initiative features concentrated study-3-day colloquia and 6-day summer institutes-followed by 4-days of related activities to help teachers integrate content material and newly learned instructional skills into the classroom. Content covers: Exploration and Settlement, Rise of Industry 1865-1990, American Liberty and the Constitution, Legacy of the Revolution, Westward Expansion/The Civil War, Entering the New Century, U.S. as a World Power.