Purpose of Program: The American History and Civics Academies Program supports the establishment of:
(1) Presidential Academies for the Teaching of American History and Civics that offer workshops for both veteran and new teachers to strengthen their knowledge of American history and civics. . .
(2) Congressional Academies for Students of American History and Civics that provide high school students with opportunities to develop a broader and deeper understanding of these subjects. . .
Estimated Available Funds: $1,785,000.
Estimated Average Size of Awards: $600,000 per year.
Estimated Number of Awards: 1.
Project Period: 36 months.
Absolute Priority 1—Presidential Academies for the Teaching of American History and Civics
Under this priority, an applicant must propose to establish a Presidential Academy for Teaching of American History and Civics that may offer workshops for both veteran and new teachers of American history and civics.
Absolute Priority 2—Congressional Academies for Students of American History and Civics
Under this priority, an applicant must propose to establish a Congressional Academy for Students of American History and Civics.
“Students who have an understanding of and engagement with American history and civics are more likely to be civically engaged and active participants in their community.
Moreover, students’ understanding of American history and civics will likely be enhanced if their learning experiences are interesting, engaging, and relevant to students’ perspectives and communities. It is therefore important to ensure that teachers have a thorough understanding of American history and civics and are well-equipped to implement effective teaching strategies that help their students master the necessary content knowledge and skills.
Students who are engaged in learning in these content areas will be better equipped to be active members of their community and the world at large, and to participate fully in all forms of civic engagement.”
Two million dollars will be spent on a three year program that will be expected to train both teachers of students and students American History.
Whose American history will be taught?
How will that history be interpreted?
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