Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Teaching American History Grant Modules

Third, fourth, and fifth grade teachers in Clark County School District are invited to participate in the Elementary Teaching American History Grant Program which consists of six independent 5-week modules offered during the 2007-2008 school year. The modules were developed to promote the teaching of American History and improve the quality of instruction in elementary classrooms. Each module will address a specific historical era as well as a unique pedagogical theme. For example, when focusing on Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Era, participants will also learn about service learning for elementary classrooms.

The TAH grant program will continue during the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 school years. While some module themes will repeat, there will be additional module themes added each year of the grant.

During each module, participants will meet in two face-to-face meetings from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 PM at the College of Southern Nevada, Cheyenne Campus. Online sessions, activities, a book review, and other projects will be required during each five week module.

Module One: October 3 - November 2, 2007
Native Americans in Colonial Times/Technology Integration
Attention: Module One is already full

Module Two: November 12 - December 14, 2007
The American Revolution/Primary Source Documents
Attendance is required on November 14 and November 28, 2007

Module Three: January 7 - February 8, 2008
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement/Service Learning
Attendance is required on January 9 and January 23, 2008

Module Four: February 11- March 14, 2008
The Civil War and Reconstruction/Children's Literature
Attendance is required on February 13 and February 27, 2008

Module Five: March 24 - April 25, 2008
Exploring the Americas/Hands-On Learning
Attendance is required on March 26 and April 9, 2008

Module Six: April 28 - May 30, 2008
America in the 1930s: Depression, New Deal, and Dust Bowl/Arts Education
Attendance is required on April 30 and May 14, 2008

Upon successful completion of all course requirements, participants will qualify for the following:

1. A stipend
2. A video iPod (only one per participant if participating in more than one module)
3. One UNLV graduate credit (optional)
4. Several content and pedagogy books
5. Several books to share with your students

Register for this course is available on Pathlore.

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