Tuesday, February 24, 2009

LIFE DURING WARTIME: A Teach American History Grant

CESA 5, in collaboration with Madison Area Technical College, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, and the Madison Metropolitan School District, has received a three-year grant from the United States Department of Education’s Teaching American History program. Titled “Life During Wartime,” this grant seeks to improve the teaching of traditional U. S. history. Through content-rich discussions with nationally-known scholars and independent research, participants will learn how to teach history using primary sources.

What is Life During Wartime?

  • It’s a chance to enhance your knowledge of 19th and 20th-century American history, especially the prelude to war, periods of wars, and the transition from wartime to peacetime.
  • It’s professional development that will prepare you to bring original documents into your classrooms in creative ways that deepen your students’ understanding of the past.
  • It’s a series of lectures and get-togethers with historians from around Wisconsin and across the United States.
  • It’s a chance to learn how to do history as a part of teaching history.
  • It’s a way to share ideas with engaged teachers from Madison and central Wisconsin.

Media coverage:
‘Life During Wartime’ will build innovative curriculum around American war history"
(April 30, 2008)
by Kristin Czubkowski

"Feds give $1-million to teach history" (April 30, 2008)
By Jackie Johnson, Wisconsin Radio Network

Learning About Life At Home During War (April 30, 2008)
By PATRICIA SIMMS, Wisconsin State Journal

"History classes could get more interesting" (April 29, 2008)
By Jackie Johnson, Wisconsin Radio Network

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