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Project USA (Understanding the Study of American History)

This professional development effort conducted by the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative in partnership with 8 school districts, Teachers' Curriculum Institute/History Alive!, National History Day, Kentucky Historical Society and history professors from University of Kentucky, Centre College and Georgetown College provides American history teachers in grades 5, 8-11 in 25 schools with institutes, workshops, coaching, mentoring, and study groups designed to foster collegial networks and vertical and horizontal teaming. Targeted at districts in rural, high-poverty, the project emphasizes professional growth for teachers in content knowledge and teaching strategies, mentoring for new teachers, primary source document use, and integration of technology as a research and learning tool. Content covers: Early American and Constitutional History, Post-Civil War American Military Involvement, War for Independence and Westward Expansion, Founding Fathers, Civil Rights, Racial and Gender Equality, and Impact of Immigration.