I’m pretty pumped.

Back in 2003, we applied for and received one of the earliest Teaching American History grants and spent the next three years learning about the Brown v. Board case and its impact on race relations in the United States.

We’ve been trying to get back to the TAH big leagues ever since.

Last Friday, we made the show.

We knew the announcement from the feds was scheduled for early August and I spent much of the afternoon looking online for a news release. And finally there it was. Just us and the Olathe School District, the two lone Kansas projects.

Titled A Century of Progress: Thinking Historically Through the 1800s, we’ll work with forty middle school teachers from central Kansas covering, well . . . the 1800s. The project has some great partners – the National Archives in Kansas City, the Gilder Lehrman Institute, Washburn University, Kansas State and the Kansas Council for History Education.

I am jacked!

Primary sources, great history content, technology integration with iPods and iPads, awesome scholars like Elliot West, great professional conversations. What’s not to like?

We’ve got 14 open spots. Who’s in?

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