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History Connect! Teaching American History in Durham

The district will collaborate with Duke University, North Carolina Central University, NC Museum of History, and 12 other partners to provide a sustained professional development program for all American history teachers in grades 8, 10 and 12. Cohorts of 35 will have 160 hours of training including 2-week summer institutes and 2 10-session seminar series during the school year. Aimed at providing intensive courses, methods for increasing student achievement, and sustaining relationships with organizational partners, the project involves site visits, research, presentations, and preparation of papers. Summer institutes focus on: The History of the Constitution; Slavery, 1600-1863; The Civil War; Industrialization and the New South; The Jim Crow Era and the Civil Rights Movement; and The U.S. as a World Power-covering World War I-War on Terrorism.