Department of Education awards Loudoun County Public Schools and CHNM new Teaching American History Grant

The Department of Education awarded CHNM another Teaching American History grant in partnership with Loudoun County Public Schools. Loudoun County is now one of the nine county school systems, including Alexandria City, Fauquier, Fairfax, Clarke, Culpeper, Frederick, Manassas City, Orange, and Winchester, that CHNM works with to strengthen teachers content knowledge in Virginia and U.S. history and skills in teaching history. The grant, serving 150 teachers and 44,000 students in Loudoun, provides instruction divided into two cohorts. The first includes workshops, summer learning institutes and lectures by prominent historians focused on Virginia history as U.S. history, including Native American life in the Chesapeake; the legacy of George Washington; and slavery and reconstruction, including the Civil War and post-Civil War life. The second cohort, open to teachers in all grades as well as English as Second Language (ESL) and special education teachers, will feature a 2-day summer workshop and five school year workshops.