Washington Legacy Project

Program Year(s) 2004 – 2006
School Systems Served Caroline County, Cecil County, Dorchester County, Kent County, Queen Anne’s County, Somerset County, Talbot County, Wicomico County, Worchester County
Program Partners Sultana Education Foundation, C.V. Starr Center for the American Experience at Washington College, Kent County Public Schools
Funder United States Department of Education, Teaching American History Grant

The Washington Legacy Project is a consortium of nine local educational agencies, the C. V. Starr Center for The Study of The American Experience at Washington College, and the Sultana Education Foundation working together to strengthen teachers’ knowledge and skills in teaching American History.  The goal of the project is to improve teaching of American History, and thereby improve students’ achievement and proficiency. 

The Washington Legacy Project offers teachers an opportunity to participate in a three year series of learning opportunities that include: 1) graduate courses in teaching American History, 2) Maryland State Department of Education credit courses, 3) conferences and workshops, 4) field experiences, 5) summer institutes, and 6) a web-based American History teacher network.  The academic focus of the program is 18th and 19th century American History, including the American Revolution, the Constitutional Convention, and the Civil War.  Participants in the project will complete a three-hour lesson design workshop in each year of the grant.