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Bringing the Past to Life

This project proposes to develop a high quality staff development model for 120 elementary and middle school teachers that will guide a sustained effort in U.S. History curriculum development efforts and pedagogical skill development for the elementary and middle school grades. The project design is based on six components: Content, Interdisciplinary, Pedagogy, Putting it All Together, Assessment, and Coaching. The district’s partners include the Annenberg Foundation, Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute, the Tampa Bay History Center, History Alive Teacher’s Curriculum Institute, The Education Channel, and the University of South Florida. An estimated 25,000 students will benefit from the work of the project.