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A Century of Progress: Thinking Historically Through the 1800s started in 2010 as part of the US Department of Education's Teaching American History program.

The goal of A Century of Progress is simple: encourage and support the appropriate teaching of 19th century American History. The project targets 40 middle school teachers from central Kansas and focuses on increasing teacher content knowledge, encouraging research-based instructional strategies and the appropriate use of technology.

Specific goals?

  • Raise student achievement by improving teachers’ knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of American history
  • Improve teacher expertise of content-specific teaching strategies that increase student historical thinking and content knowledge
  • Develop teachers’ ability to find and utilize historically significant primary sources

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Glenn Wiebe
Academic Director
1500 E. 11th
Hutchinson, Kansas 67501