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Teachers as Scholars in Kansas (TASK)

The district will work in partnership with Eisenhower Foundation, Eisenhower Presidential Library, Kansas State Historical Society, Kansas State University's Institute of Military History and 20th Century Studies, National Council for History Education, and Emporia State University to offer U.S. history teachers in grades 6, 8, and 11 3-year fellowships affording participation in 5 distance learning courses, summer institutes and colloquia. Fellows recruited from the district and statewide must commit to applying content knowledge and teaching strategies in classrooms and conducting professional development sessions for colleagues. Partners will work with Kansas Council for History Education to sustain professional development resources. Content includes: ideas, issues events in 18th, 19th, and 20th century America, creating a nation 1763-1815, life and times of Eisenhower, expansion and reform 1810-1860, making of modern America 1865-1920, 20th century domestic issues, migration, the U.S. and two world wars, 20th century foreign policy, and religion in American history.