Welcome to Teaching American History:
Telling America’s StoryProfessional Development Programs in Community School Districts 8, 11 and 12


What is "Telling America's Story"?
Telling America's Story (TAS) is an intensive, federally funded professional development project for American History Teachers in elementary, middle, and high schools in the Bronx Community School Districts 8, 11, & 12.

TAS is a partnership with the New York City Department of Education and the history and education departments of major universities and cultural institution. Features include:

  • The combination of content-rich traditional American History and teaching skills development.
  • Participants become "Teacher-Historians" and help develop professional learning communities.
  • Workshops take place in museums, historic houses, and universities.
  • Instruction and content are provided by nationally-known historians and educators.
  • Teachers develop original US history curriculum units and activities.
  • Trips, book signings, and walking tours of historical sites.
  • Website and List Serve.
  • Compensation for partcipating teachers.


For more information and to contact us please visit our grant webpage: www.tahgrant.net

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