Grants & Projects

In addition to serving the needs of individual teachers, the History Project partners with schools, districts and county offices of education to provide specific services. In many cases, HP has submitted grant proposals with local educational agencies. We also work with school, district and county officials to develop professional development plans including induction, NCLB compliance, and advanced certification. Contact us for more information about how we can tailor a program to meet your school's or district's needs.


Grant Partnerships:

Roots of the Arab Spring: Understanding the Historical Context for the Arab Uprisings (2013) – a three-week National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for School Teachers on the UC Davis campus

The Transcontinental Railroad: Transforming California and the Nation (2013) – a week-long National Endowment for the Humanities “Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop” held twice during the summer of 2013.

History & Memory of the Holocaust (2011-present) – annual funding from the Conference on Material Claims against Germany and matching gifts from individuals and foundations support this Holocaust education program.

Library of Congress: Teaching with Primary Sources (2011-present) – our partnership with the Library and support from local education agencies make workshops and institutes available throughout Northern California.

North State History Teachers’ Collaborative (2010-2014) - a Teaching American History Grant won in partnership with Shasta County Office of Education.

America on the World Stage (2010-2014) - a Teaching American History Grant won in partnership with Solano County Office of Education.

Legacies of Liberty (2009-2014) - a Teaching American History Grant won in partnership with Sacramento City Unified School District.

Igniting Freedom's Flame: Lesson Studies in Teaching American History (2009-2012) - a Teaching American History Grant won in partnership with San Juan Unified School District.

The American History Academy: Investigating the Past, Preparing for the Future (2008-2011) - a Teaching American History Grant won in partnership with Solano County Office of Education and Solano Community College.

Marking the Bicentennial: Understanding the Legacy of European Rule in Latin America (2008) — A seed grant from UCD's Outreach and International Programs Office supporting a 3-day institute in July 2008.

Understanding the Middle East and the West: A Professional Development Institute (2007) — A seed grant from UCD's Outreach and International Programs Office supporting a 3-day institute in June 2007

Every Teacher a Historian: Merging Content and Discipline in the American History Classroom (2006-2009) — a Teaching American History Grant won in partnership with Center Joint Unified School District & Folsom Cordova Unified School District

Picturing the Past: A Database of Visual Images and Related Curricula for Teaching U.S. and World History (2007-2010) — funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to strengthen our image archive and align it to the teaching standards.

Building Academic Literacy through History and Science (2005-2008) — a California Postsecondary Education Commission Improving Teacher Quality Grant awarded to the History Project at UCD and the Sacramento Area Science Project supporting professional development for both history and science teachers in the Grant Joint Union High School District.

Knowing History, Thinking Historically: An Apprenticeship Program in American History (2005-2008) — a Teaching American History Grant awarded to San Juan Unified School District in partnership with the History Project

Reading, Thinking and Writing in American History: A K-16 Collaborative (2003-2007) — a Teaching American History Grant awarded to Yolo County Office of Education in partnership with the History Project

Local Communities, American Communities: Reading, Thinking, and Writing in American History (2003-2006) — a Teaching American History Grant won in partnership with Sacramento City Unified School District

E Pluribus Unum: Reading, Thinking and Writing in American History (2002-2005) — a Teaching American History Grant won in partnership with Grant Joint High School District

“During my 20+ years of teaching that I have attended workshops, without a doubt the UC Davis History Project workshops have been the best. High quality teacher presentations, first-rate professors, and excellent hands-on primary source material to use in your classroom. A++”

Richard Pauly
Teacher
Kennedy High School