Everyday Americans, Exceptional Americans provided intensive professional development focused on history, historical thinking, and practical classroom activities for K–12 teachers in Loudoun County, Virginia.
RRCHNM collaborated to design the program content and structure; designed and built the site in WordPress; developed classroom activities; produced videos of historians and educators discussing and teaching with primary sources; and collated related resources from other RRCHNM sites and across the web. During the grant period, teachers participated in workshops and graduate-level institutes on topics such as the American frontier, war and society, forging a nation, and America on the world stage. Some programs integrated language arts, ELL, and special education teachers.
This Teaching American History (TAH) grant was funded by the U.S. Department of Education.