Grant Proposal

Essay by cmc210University, Master'sA+, October 2004

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I started looking for grants to improve technology for schools and decided to become more specific. I looked for a grant that could improve the techniques and training for teachers in the subject area of History. I found a grant that supports student achievement by improving teachers' knowledge, understanding, teaching methods, and appreciation of American history.

Grant Description

The Teaching American History Grant program is a discretionary grant program funded under Title II-C, Subpart 4 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The goal of the program is to support programs that raise student achievement by improving teachers' knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of American history.

The program supports competitive grants to local educational agencies. The purpose of these grants is to promote the teaching of traditional American history in elementary and secondary schools as a separate academic subject. Grants are used to improve the quality of history instruction by supporting professional development for teachers of American history. In order to receive a grant, a local educational agency must agree to carry out the proposed activities in partnership with one or more of the following: institutions of higher education, nonprofit history or humanities organizations, libraries, or museums.


By helping teachers to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of American history as a separate subject matter within the core curriculum, funded programs will improve instruction and raise student achievement. The goal of this program is to demonstrate how school districts and institutions with expertise in American history can collaborate over a three-year period to ensure that teachers develop the knowledge and skills necessary to teach traditional American history in an exciting and engaging way.

Ann Arbor School District has 16,774 students, 33 schools, 65 administrators, 1051 teachers, 275 additional staff. The Ann Arbor Public School District will...