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Teaching American History

This project addresses middle and high school teachers' needs for increased American history content knowledge and improved teaching skills by providing interactive learning experiences, opportunity to learn and practice innovative instructional strategies, and ongoing support from history experts and peers. Activities include colloquia and summer institutes conducted by project partner, Fayetteville State University; History Alive! training featuring immersion experiences and certification opportunities; Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Museum of Cape Fear summer institutes; a summit conference convened by Ohio Underground Railroad Association/Friends of Freedom Society; professional educator programs by the National Close Up Foundation . Content is aligned with state standards including history courses on Settlement to Reconstruction and the Modern Era. Study includes economic, social and political developments from America's beginnings to the present.