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August 2009 Archives

CHE a Partner in New $1 Million Grant

In July 2009, Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) and the UMBC Center for History Education were awarded a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a new project, entitled "History Labs: Inquiry-Based Teaching of American History." The grant was awarded as part of the Teaching American History Program, a federally-funded initiative aimed at improving student performance and teacher knowledge of traditional American History. The CHE has collaborated on seven TAH grants since 2001, including two other projects with Baltimore County Public Schools.

Over three years 60 elementary, middle and high school teachers from Baltimore County public schools will design and implement History Labs, in conjunction with UMBC historians and Baltimore County master teachers. The Maryland State Archives and education researchers from the University of Maryland, College Park are also partners in the project.

Through History Labs student historians will learn how to utilize primary source documents and critical thinking skills to construct historical narratives and interpretations.

The first cohort of 30 teachers will begin work in October 2009. Check back for more news on this exciting new project!

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