The Facing History and Ourselves In-Depth Program Grant is for educators and administrators who are looking to do the following within their schools:
- Academically challenge and engage students.
- Develop or strengthen a school-wide culture that values community and civic participation.
- Support literacy skills with standards-aligned primary source documents.
This grant gives middle and high school History, Government, Civics, and ELA educators in the greater New York City metro area access to professional development and materials valued at more than $10,000!
The application period will close Friday, March 30th - new extended deadline!
Selected Schools Will Receive the Following
- Full scholarship for two to four staff members to attend a Facing History and Ourselves summer seminar (ordinarily $420 - $700 per teacher)
Space limitations at seminars may impact availability for those teachers late to register.
- Facing History resource books for classroom or library use ($500 - $750 value per set).
- Facing History’s supplementary literacy guides and professional development to incorporate literacy strategies.
- Access to Facing History’s digital and lending library, an extensive collection of resources for classroom use.
- Year-long consultation and support from Facing History staff, including an in-service professional development workshop (valued up to $2,600).
- Invitation to attend at no cost professional development workshops during the school year (valued at $125 - $250 per workshop).
- New York City and New York state teachers are eligible to receive CTLE hours.
Selected Schools Commit to the Following
Each partner school will commit two to four teachers to participate in this grant. Participating teachers are required to:
- Attend a summer seminar in 2018 in New York or New Jersey.
- Participating teachers agree to bring Facing History resources and pedagogy into their classroom for at minimum 4 weeks (can be a single unit or integrated throughout the year) corresponding to the summer seminar each teacher attends:
- Secure approval and support from school administration to teach the Facing History unit or course. These units can be implemented in a Social Studies, ELA, or Humanities class.
- Maintain open lines of communication with Facing History program staff for follow-up support and consultation.
- Middle and high schools in New York City, Long Island, Westchester, and New Jersey.
- Recommended for educators in U.S. and Global History, Government, Civics, and ELA classrooms.
- Participating teachers agree to bring Facing History resources, pedagogy, and approaches into their classroom for at minimum 4 weeks (can be a single unit or integrated throughout the year).
The application period will close Friday, March 30th.
Those schools that submit an application may be contacted by a Facing History staff member for a phone interview following your submission. Acceptance is rolling. Grantees will be selected and notified by April 13th.
Questions? Contact Renee Harleston, Program Specialist, at [email protected]