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Meg Merrick and Diane Besser receive grant from Teaching American History Program
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Posted: April 28, 2008
Meg Merrick and Diane Besser, Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies faculty, received a $999,382 grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Teaching American History Program for a joint project with the institute and three local school districts. The grant will provide training for social studies teachers focusing on "Great Decisions in U.S. History" and using drama and historical geography as inquiry tools. Other project collaborators include David del Mar, History faculty; Gayle Thieman, Graduate School of Education faculty; Karin Magaldi, Theater Arts faculty; Craig Wollner, Urban and Public Affairs faculty; and Carl Abbott, Urban Studies and Planning faculty.