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Developing Teachers as Historians (DTAH) is a program designed to deepen high school teachers’ understanding of American history and to encourage a more diverse teaching of the content.  This unique program will focus on two periods of American history each year for a period of five years, thus covering all ten periods of American history as outlined by The National Center for History in the Schools at UCLA. 

Year 1: Three World's Meet (to 1620) and Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763)

Year 2: Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s) and Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)

Year 3:   The Development of the Industrial United States (1870-1900)

Year 4: The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930) and The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)

Year 5: Postwar United States (1945-1970s) and Contemporary U.S. (1968-present)

Teachers will meet 5 times during the school year and DTAH will pay for their substitutes.  In addition, each year at the beginning of summer, teachers will spend one week traveling to historic sites and museums (Summer Academy) to study more intensely various aspects of American history.  Teachers' travel, lodging, entrance fees, professional development and food will be paid for by the grant.  Along with the other perks of being a part of DTAH, teachers will receive a $200 allowance to spend on education material while at the historic sites and museums.

There are many benefits to being a DTAH participant, for more information please email the Teaching American History Project Director Pamela Gothart


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Created 2006


modified 14 October 2010