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Gateway to the City: Using New York City’s Resources to Teach American History

This project will provide elementary and secondary level American history teachers ongoing, intensive in-service support to further develop their understanding of effective strategies to improve teaching methodology and student achievement. The project also seeks to enhance teachers’ expertise regarding the impact of industrialization on the growth of the United States, and particularly New York City. Through the topic of industrialization, project staff will exemplify best practices in content analysis and curriculum development for any period in American history. Educators will also engage in collaborative teaching by providing mentoring to new cohorts of teachers entering the program. Project partners include Hofstra University, the Brooklyn Historical Society, and local cultural institutions.