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About the Program

DFA Logo Developing Freedom in America is a Teaching American History (TAH) Grant awarded by the United States Department of Education in 2009 for educators in Tulare County, California.

Developing Freedom in America provides a content-enrichment professional development program

It includes three summer institutes, six semester Saturday seminars, and an online curriculum support community.

It is organized thematically by year. Participants consider in the first year The Political Meaning of Freedom. Developing Economic Freedom is the focus for the second year. Finally in the third year teachers will turn to Evolving Civic Freedoms.

The overall program objectives of Developing Freedom in America seek to:

  1. Increase and improve teachers' traditional American history content and disciplinary knowledge
  2. Facilitate collaborative design of new standards-based curriculum focusing on the students' acquisition of historical analysis, interpretation, and content literacy skills
  3. Strengthen teachers' classroom instruction by implementing effective pedagogical strategies for increased historical understanding and knowledge, as well as academic literacy skills

 

Announcements

We would like to welcome Cohort 2 to Developing Freedom in Ameria!  2011 - 2014 program information can be found here. Click Here!


Check out some photographs from our 2010 Summer Institute!

 

This Year's Reads

Recent Blog Posts
Feb 23, 2018
Daniel Diaz to Lead UCLA History-Geography Project
Following an extensive recruitment effort, we’re excited to announce the appointment of Daniel Diaz as Director of the the UCLA History-Geography Project (HGP) . Diaz will lead our collective ...
Daniel Diaz to Lead UCLA History-Geography Project
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Jan 24, 2018
Stakeholders in the drilling debate
This blog is meant to accompany the recent Current Context on offshore oil drilling , A Time to Drill . The Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) includes a history-social science ...
Stakeholders in the drilling debate
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Jan 19, 2018
The Roots of our Immigration Crisis
by Shelley Brooks, Ph.D. Last week, President Trump’s reported use of an expletive during a discussion about immigration reform with members of Congress sparked a firestorm of controversy ...
The Roots of our Immigration Crisis
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Dec 20, 2017
Debating the purpose of public lands
Debating the purpose of public lands     This blog post is meant to accompany the recent Current Context issue that examines the history of public land in the United States, including the ...
Debating the purpose of public lands
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