The Kentucky Educational Development Corporation (KEDC) has been awarded the Academies for American History and Civics grant for Project HEART (History Education through Advanced Research and Technology). This is the only history/civics grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education (USED), and KEDC was the only program in the country awarded this grant.

The three-year award that will offer an opportunity to enhance history and civics education by working directly with 100 teachers in grades 6-12 and 200 students in each year of the grant.

There will be presidential academies for teachers that will involve after-hours professional learning, a summer academy and an experiential field learning with a teacher stipend of up to $1,500. Academies will be led by the National Council of History Education and regional professors.

For students, there will be congressional academies that will involve a one-week summer program and additional opportunities to participate in the Kentucky Youth Assembly, the Kentucky United Nations Assembly and National History Day projects and possibly be involved in an educational field trip to Washington.

Email John Beardsley if you are a history or civics teacher interested in participating in the project.