Teaching American History Grants
The Teaching American History Grant was designed to help students learn American History. The grant seeks to increase teacher content knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the subject to help engage students and raise their academic achievement.
To help districts secure TAH grant funding, AIHE has created a number of product and service offerings to provide a media-rich and highly interactive curriculum of history education for teachers. As a result, districts partnering with AIHE were awarded 15 TAH grants in 2009. Combined, AIHE professional develpment services and products are involved with more than 80 of the grants nationally!
- Live and in person — at your site, or at any site of your choosing, e.g., Philadelphia, Williamsburg, Gettysburg, or via
- Web-based Distance Learning — to one group or many groups at once, or
- Videoconferencing — to a large group or smaller groups, or
- Talking History™, a secure, live video session with a historian, scholar or history education specialist held 10 times throughout the school year
Professional Development Models
- The History Institute model
(Two-day, three-day, four-day, and five-day models)
An AIHE university historian teams with an AIHE history education specialist and a master teacher to provide your teachers with a comprehensive, 360 degree approach to professional development.
- The Historical Thinking Academy Model
(One to five days of sessions)
An AIHE history education specialist and a master teacher, or two history education specialists give your teachers methods to help them think as historians do, using AIHE’s Historical Thinking Skills and AIHE Signature Strategies. They will also show your teachers methods to help students think and work as historians do.
- Lyceum Model
(One to five days of sessions, with 4- to 12-week online or distance-learning follow-ups)
Schedule top university historians to discuss any historical topics with your teachers, in a lecture, Socratic, and/or forum approach.
- Seminar Model
An AIHE historian (and/or an AIHE history education professor) and a group of your teachers engage in advanced study and original research; they meet two to four times in person, for full-day instruction, and then regularly online to exchange information and to hold discussions.
Nine out of ten teachers rate our programs as "one of their top professional development experiences ever."