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Title: Teaching American History Grants in California

Teaching American History Grants in California
  • Jack Bareilles

Federal Site
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • http//www.ed.gov/programs/teachinghistory/index.h

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Key Points of the TAH Program
The program is designed to raise student
achievement by improving teachers' knowledge,
understanding of, and appreciation for
traditional U.S. history.
Grant awards will assist LEAs in partnership with
entities that have content expertise, to develop,
document, evaluate, and disseminate innovative
and cohesive models of professional development.
Grant Award Amounts
  • LEAs and Consortia Under 20,000 students 500,000
    max for three years
  • LEAs and Consortia 20,000-199,999 students
    1,000,000 max for three years
  • LEAs and Consortia with 200,000 students
    2,000,000 max for three years

Who Controls the Money?
  • The TAH program must be housed by an
    LEAuniversities and other organizations are
    content partnersnot the grantees.
  • Your district controls the money
  • This also helps minimize overhead costs
  • Most California LEAs indirect cost rate is much
    lower than the CSU and UC systems indirect cost

Program Length
  • Historicallythree years with a no-cost
    extension for a fourth year
  • Starting December 10, 2007 Competition a fourth
    and fifth year are possible (with continued
  • The procedure has yet to be determined for the
    new grantsand we wont find-out who received the
    grants until April.

These programs will improve instruction and raise
student achievement by helping teachers to
develop a deeper understanding and appreciation
of U.S. history as a separate subject matter
within the core curriculum.
In order to receive a grant, a local educational
agency must agree to carry out the proposed
activities in partnership with one or more of the
  • Institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofit history or humanities organizations
  • Libraries
  • Museums

Content Partners
  • California TAH programs have had great success
    partnering with non-profit history museums and
  • Some examples
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation
  • National Council for History Education
  • Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
  • Local Museums

Through these projects, districts will
demonstrate comprehensive professional
development approaches for providing high-quality
American history instruction.
Through their teachers participation in the TAH
program, students will develop an appreciation
for the great ideas of American history.
Content is King
  • TAH focuses on greatly improving teacher content
    knowledge of Traditional American History.
  • How do you ensure this?
  • Books, books, and more books
  • Graduate level classes
  • Presentations by leading scholars

What TAH Isnt
  • This is not a pedagogy grant.
  • If you are enamored with a certain pedagogical or
    classroom management system and want to train
    your teachers the TAH program probably isnt the
    grant you should apply for.

Types of Projects
  • Who will be served?
  • One cohort of teachers (30-50) for three years.
  • A new cohort of teachers (30-50) each year of the

Types of Projects
  • TAH Session format
  • Meetings throughout the school year
  • Inservices (with subs provided)
  • Meetings outside of school hours
  • Saturday sessions
  • Blended two day workshops (Friday and Saturday)

Types of Projects
  • Summer focused TAH programs
  • One to three week workshop during the summer
  • These usually involve follow-up sessions during
    the school year
  • Summer Travel
  • Travel to historic sites

Units for Teachers
  • Most grants offer unitsit is encouraged in the
    TAH application
  • Some programs offer the opportunity to earn an MA
  • Who pays for units?
  • Some districts pay out of the teachers stipends
  • Some districts pay nothing

Teacher Stipends
  • Teacher stipends range from 500 to 2,500 per
  • Most are paid on a per attendance basis.
  • Teachers do not receive a stipend for workshops
    held during school hours.
  • I pay my stipends as Travel Per Diemthere are
    fewer deductions for teachers
  • I also deduct the cost of books from the stipend

Northern Humboldt UHSD TAH Websitewww.nohum.k12.
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California TAH Directors
  • www.nohum.k12.ca.us/tah/CA-TAHdirectory.htm

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Anaheim Union High School District The American Experience The History of Democracy in America (2004) John Douglas, Jane Davis, Connie DeCapite 714-999-5601 (John, Jane, Connie) 
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Barstow Unified School District Desert Area Teaching American History Institute (2003) Peg Hill 909-537-5459 (Peg)
Borrego Springs Unified School District Frontier Liberty Fellowship (2007) Teaching American History Distance Consortium Project (2004) Consuela Smith 760-767-5357  (Consuela)
  Chico Unified School District No Paine, No Gain A Common Sense Approach to Teaching Traditional American History (2004) Cynthia A. Kampf, Ed.D., Jennifer Metherd, Dale Steiner 530-891-3000 (Cynthia), 530-529-1266 (Jennifer), 530-345-7776 (Dale)
Clovis Unified School District American Foundations and Documents in Action (2005) Teaching American History (2001) Rob Darrow, Sally Palermo 559-327-3635 (Rob)
Compton Unified School District Sources of the American Past Key Figures and Turning Point in United States History (2003) Memri Tagle, Jeffery Clark 562-310-4547 (Jeff)
Del Norte County Unified School District State of Jefferson TAH (2007) California/Oregon Teaching American History (CAL/ORE TAH) (2006) Teaching American History in Del Norte County Unified School District (2003) Steve Godla, Sean Smith 707-464-0219 (Steve)
East Side Union High School District Teaching American History Grant (2004) Fostering Expertise in the Teaching of American History A Collaboration between Local Educational Agencies in San Jose, CA (2003) Susan DeLaPaz, Barry Goldsmith, Chris Evans, Robert Senkewicz, Dr. Ana Lomas 408-937-2867 (Chris), 408-554-6850 (Robert)
El Monte Union High School District Structures for Knowledge Understanding and Teaching U.S. History (2003) Linda Roberts, Nick Salerno, Don Schwartz 626-794-6093 (Linda), 626-444-9005 (Nick), 562-985-5090 (Don)
Elk Grove Unified School District Passport to Liberty American Social History in the 19th. Century (2006) Elk Grove American History Instructional Development Series (2003) Don Azevada, David Byrd, Jim Davis 916-686-7797 ext. 7644 (Don), 916-686-7797 ext. 7363 (David) 303-665-2931 (Jim)
Folsom Cordova Unified School District Every Teacher is a Historian  Merging Content and Discipline in the American History Classroom (2006) Pamela Tindall 530-752-4286 (Pamela)
Fresno Unified School District The Meaning of Liberty Fellowship (2007) Teaching American History (2003) Patty Lehman, Jim Lloyd, Jill Holt 599-265-3000 (Patty), 559-457-3695 (Jim), 559-457-3688 (Jill)
Garden Grove Unified School District The United States An Experiment in Democracy, Diversity and Market Economy (2003) Francine Curtis  
Glendale Unified School District Conflict and Consensus in American History (2005) Improving the Teaching of American History (2004) Teaching American History (2001) Joanna Junge, Vickie Atikian Aviles, Nancy Witt, Jennifer DeLadurantey, Peggy Renner, Mary Miller, Emma Hipolito  818-241-3111 ext.457 (Joanna) ext.464 (Vickie) ext.575 (Nancy) ext.358 (Jennifer)  818-240-1000 (Peggy) 310-825-7053 (Mary and Emma)
Glenn County Office of Education E Pluribus Unum The Northeastern California Teaching American History Project (2005) Jennifer Metherd  530-934-6575 (Jennifer)
Grant Joint Union High School District E. Pluribus Unum Reading, Thinking and Writing in American History (2002) Nancy McTygue   530-752-4383 (Nancy)
Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Extending Frontiers Becoming Americans (2007) American History Institute for Teachers (2004) Judy Carlton, Barbara Nakaoka, Jared Stallones, Judith Anderson 626-934-4848 (Judy), 909-869-2086 (Jared), 909-869-3588 (Judith)
Imperial County Office of Education Teaching American History (2006) Debby Pearson, John Cradler, Linda Menvielle 760-312-6528 (Debby), 650-344-7046 (John), 760-312-6472 (Linda)
Lawndale Elementary School District Constitutional Perspectives A History of America (2003) Liberty Under Law A History of America (2002) Robin Potchka Ash Vasudeva, Linda Symcox, Dayla Sims 310-973-1300 ext. 1284 (Robin, Ash, Dayla), ext. 1300 (Linda)
Long Beach Unified School District Red, White and Blueprint for History (2007) Standards in the HOUSE (History of the United States for Elementary Education) (2004) Teach Our Heritage-Preserve Our Democracy (2003) Teaching American History (2001) Dawn Lakowski, Linda Mehlbrech 562-426-6288 (Dawn), 562-426-8253 (Linda)
Los Angeles County Office of Education No Citizen Left Behind Law and Society in Modern America, 1890-2007 (2007) No Citizen Left Behind Constitutional Heritage for 21st Century Citizens (2005) American History for the 21st Century Citizens Program (2004) Teaching American History (2001) Michelle Herczog 562-922-6908 (Michelle)
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Lynwood Unified School District Teaching American History (2006) Chidiebere Onyia, Lisa Hutton, Vera Roberts 310-886-7304 (Chidiebere), 310-2432748 (Lisa), 310-886-1411 (Vera)
Montebello Unified School District Teaching American History (2001) Donna Esperon, Janet Torncello 323-887-7900 (Donna)
Mount Diablo Unified School District TAH for All (2006) Evie Groch, Rebecca Diaz, Donna Leary Christine Reimer 510-302-4275 (Rebecca) 510-643-0897 (Donna Christine)
Napa Valley Unified School District T.R.A.D.I.T.I.O.N. Project 2 (2005) The T.R.A.D.I.T.I.O.N. Project (2003) MaryAnn Salinger, Miriam Hutchins 707-253-3666 (MaryAnn), 707-664-2409 (Miriam)
Northern Humboldt Union High School District Humboldt County Teaching American History (2007) Northwestern California Teaching American History Program (2005) Northern California Teaching American History Program (2003) Humboldt County Teaching American History Project (2002) Jack Bareilles, Craig Crick 707-839-6492 (Jack)
Oakland Unified School District History Grows in Oakland Teaching American History in an Urban School District (2004) History Grows in Oakland Teaching American History in an Urban School District (2003) DeTocqueville's Ghost Examining the History of American Democracy (2001) Linda Swanson, Stanley Pesick, Shelly Weintraub, Donna Leary 510-879-8497 (Stanley), 510-643-0897 (Donna)
Pasadena Unified School District Presidents and Precedents A Constitutional Lens on American History (2005) Felicity Swerdlow  626-795-6981 (Felicity)
Placer County Office of Education Focus on American History  Working Collaboratively to Increase Student Achievement (2007) Connections to American History Understanding Our Nation Through a Local Lens (2005) Roni Jones, Mimi Coughlin 530-889-5990 (Roni) 916-278-4080 (Mimi) 
Riverside Unified School District Teaching American History (2005) Ron Weston  951-788-7518 (Ron)
Sacramento City Unified School District Local Communities, American Communities Reading, Thinking, and Writing in American History (2003) Nancy McTygue, Letty Kraus 530-752-4383 (Nancy)
Salinas Union High School District Legacy of Freedom, Salinas, CA (2003) Naida Tushnet, Emily Schell, Andrea Quihuis, Rebeca Diaz 858-279-3631 (Emily), 831-751-7747 (Andrea), 510-302-4275 (Rebeca)
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools History of American Foreign Policy Linking the Past to the Present (2006) Teaching American History Contexts, Concepts, and Chronology (2003) Angela Dorough, Janice Hamner 909-386-2611 (Angela), 909-386-2674 (Janice)
San Diego County Office of Education Perspectives on the American Experience (2006) American (HITS) History in the Schools (2003) Laurie Mosier  858-292-3820 (Laurie)
San Diego Unified School District History Links Citizenship and American History (2002) Michael Schudson, Donna Marriott 619-725-7335 (Donna)
San Francisco Unified School District Citizenship and Identity Teaching American History with Primary Source Documents (2005) Sandra Lam 415-355-7612 (Sandra)
San Joaquin County Office of Education Religion in American History (2006) Gary DeiRossi, Margaret "Peg" Hill 209-468-9027 (Gary), 909-537-5459 (Peg)
San Juan Unified School District Knowing History, Thinking Historically An Apprenticeship Program in American History (2005) Voices-American History Program (2002) Judy Smith 916-979-8772 (Judy)
Santa Ana Unified School District The Making of an American Nation (2005) Teaching American History Program (2002) Linda Kaminski, Robert Vicario, Pat Ingles 714-558-5758 (Rob)
Santa Clara County Office of Education Inventing America (2006) Creating the Teacher/Scholar Community (2006) David Walters, Pat Don 408-453-6859 (David) 
Sweetwater Union High School District The Voice Of Democracy (2004) Sharon Leslie,   Katherine Peppers 619-691-5519 (Sharon)
Wiseburn School District Social Perspectives A History of the United States (2005) Robin Potchka, Sue Beauregard, Jeanne Dreyfus 310-973-1300 (Robin)
Yolo County Office of Education Reading, Thinking, and Writing in American History A K-16 Collaborative (2004) Nancy McTygue, Linda Miles 530-752-6192 (Nancy), 916-759-1701 (Linda)
Can any TAH directors in the room please
stand up and introduce yourself?
Jack Bareilles Humboldt County and Northern
California Teaching American History Programs
McKinleyville High School 1300 Murray Road
McKinleyville, CA 95519 (707) 839-6492
(work)(707) 854-6546 (cellular)jbareilles_at_nohum.
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