Duval County Public Schools' American history teachers involved in the Teaching American History Grant (TAHG) had the opportunity to attend a summer institute trip to Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas.
The purpose of the TAHG is to engage both teachers and their students in activities that are designed to improve their knowledge, understanding and appreciation of American history.
During the trip, teachers visited Gettysburg, Mt. Vernon, Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia, Ford’s Theater, the Newseum, Native American Indian Museum, Lincoln, Viet Nam, Korean, Jefferson, WW II memorials, American History Museum, and attended a live session of Congress in the Capitol Building.
The teachers are writing lesson plans, organizing pictures and video, and bringing their experiences back to their students in order to expose them to a more engaging and interesting curriculum of American history. Not only will teachers involved in the grant benefit, but all District teachers can as well by viewing online lesson plans, pictures, video and testimonials on the Duval County
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