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Teaching American History

Participants in this professional development program to enhance the quality of American history instruction include 1 history teacher each year from the district's 57 elementary, middle and high schools. An additional 400 teachers in grades 4, 5, 8, and 11 will benefit from follow-up activities in the schools. The district's partners-Augusta Museum of History, Augusta State University, Morris Museum of Art, Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, Historic Augusta, Georgia Humanities Council, and Georgia Public Broadcasting's PeachStar Education Services-will assist in providing 2-week summer institutes, fall and spring seminars, video production of model lessons, technology training, and development of a professional network of historians and teachers.