Teaching American History (TAH)
The TAH Grant was created at the urging of the late United States Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia to address his concern that students today do not have adequate knowledge of traditional topics in American history. TAH Grant funds are used to provide professional development programs for teachers from kindergarten to twelfth grade in traditional American history topics. The grant presents a tremendous opportunity to provide new, innovative training programs for an underserved population. For the past three years we have been working with two TAH Grants – Free to Learn America's Government (FLAG) and American's Many Trails of Freedom (AMTF).
Teaching American History Network
For the 2013 - 2014 school year, that TAH Grant will extend its cadres and events to teachers throughout the region and state. Teachers not a part of the original TAH Grants may still attend cadre meetings and workshops that meet their needs and interest. With the establishment of the Network, we hope to sustain a communication link for all TAH teachers with a yearly meeting at our Network Summit.
Teaching American History Network Summit
On June 19 & 20, 2013 we established the first Network Summit for teachers that have been a part of the TAH Grants in the state of Kentucky. This Summit provided professional development for teachers in the areas of Social Studies and Language Arts. The Network Summit will focus on Instructional Strategies, Student Engagement, Technology, and Historical Content. We partnered with several Universities and companies to make this event happen. We look forward to continue this for years to come.