For the past four years, a majority of the Social Studies department at Madison Southern High School have been involved in the Teaching American History Grant. TAHG is a federal grant designed to equip American History educators with the skills and resources to teach 21st century kids. Teachers Deana Abbott, Melissa Grant, Courtney Nestor, and Doug Martin have been involved in this project and received many free trainings and supplies to enhance their class room teaching.
During the past four years, they have participated in and attended workshops to employ activities such as gallery walks, class discussion, and document analyses. The project has been highlighted with a trip to New York City in 2011, the first summer of the project. It will end with a trip to Washington D.C. this summer. Participants really credit Clabe Slone, project coordinator, with making it a great success.
“We are really going to miss the project, but we have received benefits that will impact our instruction for years to come," said Deana Abbott.
The teachers involved are pictured (from left): Melissa Grant, Deana Abbott, Courtney Nestor, and Doug Martin.