Going to the Sources in Teaching American History

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Spring 2003


The Dayton Public Schools were one of the 114 recipients in the 2002 round of Teaching American History grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. Familiarly know as "Byrd Grants" for the West Virginia Senator's efforts to establish and fund the program, the Teaching American History grants aim to enhance student learning by deepening teachers' knowledge of American history. Wright State University's College of Liberal Arts and College of Education and Human Services are partners in this three-year project with the Dayton Public Schools. Patricia Allen Day, Director of Academic Services for the Dayton Public Schools, Dr. Ron Helms, CEHS, and I direct the program, called "Citizenship, Creativity and Invention." The DPS Teaching American History (TAH) project brings together a wider collaborative of historians and historical organizations which includes the U .S. Air Force Museum, Carillon Historical Park, the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park, the Montgomery County Historical Society, the Dayton and Montgomery County Public Libraries, and the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center.