The five-year grant will cover the costs of training teachers and the technology necessary to bring history alive for students.

Teachers will interact with historians, master teachers and curriculum specialists to examine, analyze and synthesize historical knowledge.  All activities will integrate educational technology and a variety of resources to help teachers make history fascinating to today’s students.

Participants who teach fifth-, eighth- and 11th-grade American History will benefit.

Laura Wakefield, the Teaching American History Grant Program Coordinator for the Florida Virtual School and a former Osceola public schools teacher, will help Waring lead the project.