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Miami Hamilton, Hamilton schools earn history grant

Through a collaborative effort, Miami Hamilton and the Hamilton City School District have been awarded a $731,631 grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

"America’s Journey: The Quest for Freedom, 1492-1836" was spearheaded by the Michael J. Colligan History Project and is one of only three grants awarded to universities and school districts in Ohio.

The goal is to raise student achievement in American history and to provide resources for teachers in their development of more effective history courses.

Over the next three years, Miami Hamilton will conduct a series of bi-monthly seminars and one five-day institute each summer for history teachers in the district. During these seminars, teachers will explore history content and teaching methods. The project will formally kick off this winter with an expected enrollment of 26 teachers.

Michael L. Carrafiello, projec t administrator and Colligan director, anticipates that the federal grant will change the nature of history education in the district. "This grant is part of a larger, national initiative to revise and reinvigorate the teaching of American history. Our project team will work directly with those in the Hamilton schools who stand to benefit most: the teachers and the students. The grant is also a fine example of the ongoing partnership between Miami Hamilton and the Hamilton City School District."

Date Published: 10/02/2003
Volume: 23   Number: 9

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