The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is in its
sixth year of partnering with area school districts in Wisconsin and
Minnesota in providing content-rich professional development in history
through major multi-year
Teaching American History grant projects funded by the U.S.
Department of Education. The current project, the
History Collaborative (CWHC), is a partnership of the
School District of La Crosse
and UW-La Crosse.
It engages teachers
of grades four through twelve in
CESA #5, and the School
District of La Crosse in a three-year history education program that
includes an American history survey class, three summer colloquia, five
school-year retreats, and a teaching fellow program that utilizes
history educators from previous Teaching American History Grants as
partners include the Organization of
American Historians, National
History Day, and faculty from various regional universities.
will examine American history from the colonial era to the present,
focusing on the development and reform of U.S. politics, the evolution
of American society and culture, and the place of the U.S. in the world.
Summer colloquia themes are: "Colonial and Early Past: Relevant
National Legacies," "Expanding American Democracy," and "America in the
20th Century." Throughout each school year, teaching fellows will
assist teachers new to the program with history education resources and
strategies to enhance students' learning of American history.
Project Director and
Professor of Women’s Studies, UW-La Crosse
Associate Project Director and Instructor
of Women’s Studies, UW-La Crosse
Sylvia B. O'Brien
and Web Developer
Office Phone: 608-785-8351
website operates as an information clearinghouse for history educators
within and beyond Wisconsin. It details upcoming events
for grant participants and also provides information for history
education resources that span six years and Teaching American History
grant programming, including a wide array of lesson plans, book
recommendations, websites, and other resources.
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse,
1725 State Street, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 (608) 785-8351
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