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Teaching American History Program

Broward County, the 5th largest school district in America, with a diverse population including speakers of 58 languages from 164 different countries, will target its Teaching American History program on teachers and students in the district’s lowest-performing schools. Professional development activities include two-week summer institutes and 10 Saturday workshops, in addition to other workshops during the school year, covering content immersion, curriculum development, and a mentoring/coaching program. In addition to professional development activities, the district proposes to publish a revised American history curriculum guide and an American history assessment instrument for use in all secondary schools. The district will partner with Nova Southeastern University, local museums and historical societies, Colonial Williamsburg, the National Council for History Education, and the Florida Humanities Council.