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Project TAHOE (Teaching American History Opportunities for Educators)

Project TAHOE is supported by a consortium of partners that include 13 school districts in rural western Kentucky, Murray State University, West Kentucky Educational Cooperative, Kentucky Academic for Technology Education, and Teacher Quality Institute. The professional development program includes a 2-week summer institute for up to 15 American history teachers each year, to be taught by Murray Statue professors, visiting historians, and instructional experts. Participants will earn 3 hours of graduate credit. In accordance with Kentucky's curriculum standards and National Standards for History, content will address: Civil Rights Movement, Frontier Life in America, Reflections of Art and Music in American History, Native American History in Kentucky and Tennessee, Effects of Our Multi-Cultural Population on American History, and Women in American History. Seminars, historical site visits, student demonstrations of technology-enhanced units of study are additional components of this effort to increase teachers' history content knowledge and instructional skills.