Williamsburg Chapter Contributes to Colonial Williamsburg's Teacher Institute to Empower Teachers to Teach Colonial and American Revolution History in U. S. Elementary and Secondary Schools
The Problem - Assessment of Teaching U. S. History
The 2014 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) U.S. history assessment measures not just students' knowledge about specific facts of American history, but also how well they can evaluate historical evidence and understand change and continuity over time. The NAEP Report showed that an abysmal 18 percent of American high school kids were proficient in US history. The Sons of the American Revolution must do our part to prevent the further degradation of the knowledge and understanding of our youth in the history, the foundation and the heritage of our great nation.
For 28 years, Colonial Williamsburg's Teacher Institute has been equipping teachers all across the nation to better empower teachers to teach the founding of our nations and Revolutionary War history. Therefore, in support of CW's initiative, the Williamsburg Chapter SAR recently approved to sponsor a scholarship for a local teacher to attend the Institute. During our March 10 meeting, our Chapter President, Bill Greaf presented a check to Ms. Tab Browles, the endowed director of the Institute of Colonial Williamsburg for that scholarship.
Shown in the photograph are KaCey Jackson (CWF), Bill Greaf (Chapter President), Ms. Browles, and Tom Campbell (SAR)
Hopefully, our support to the Institute will increase in the near future and empower even more teachers to teach Colonial and American Revolution history in U. S. Elementary and Secondary Schools. In 2017, the Institute grew with 432 participating teachers from 44 states and the District of Columbia. The Institute reached a landmark in attendance as it broke 9,356 teachers.
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