Turning Points in American History, A Teaching American History Grant


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The National Humanities Center scholars led teachers annually in seven (7) interactive online seminars to examine documents and teaching materials on specific historical topics.

  • National Humanities Center Webinars

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Year One: Explorations, Revolutions, Reforms (1492-1850)

Year Three: The Gilded, the Gritty, and the Great War (1890-1920)


Teachers wrote blogs while participating in Field Studies to share the historical sites with students.

  • Gettysburg Field Study Blog

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  • Rich Benedict’s Field Study Blog

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Year Two: Expansion, Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1900)

Year Four: The 20th Century (1920-present)