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Northern Colorado Partnership for Excellence in Teaching American History

The Colorado Partnership for Excellence in Teaching American History is a consortium of 5 school districts, 2 university history departments including the University of Northern Colorado's Hewitt Center for History and Social Science Education, 2 nonprofit history organizations, the Library of Congress, and Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning, the project evaluator. The program calls for teachers in grades 3-5, 8, and 11 to participate in colloquia and summer institutes, follow-up activities including mentoring colleagues, and continuing inter-district projects. The Hewitt Institute will continue to host the project website and hotline after grant funding ends and provide other professional development resources. The curriculum includes 84 contact hours on: Western U.S., Three Worlds Meet, National Expansion and Reform, Emergence of Modern America, First Nations, Exploration and Colonial Settlement, Civil War and Reconstruction, U.S. as a Global Power, Colorado in U.S. History, Revolution and New Nation, Industrialism, Post World War II U.S.