Living History Today: Rewarding Innovation
In schoolhouses across the nation here are schoolmarms and schoolmasters working with their visitors for living history fun. They can be a part of Old Home Days, local elementary school field trips, or casual groupt tours. People love to hear how it was in days gone by. So how do we instruct and entertain our visitors with meaningful and memorable experiences?
One of CSAA's many grants recognizes the importance of keeping these programs alive while offering authenticity for visitors. How does your schoolhouse incorporate your artifacts, formulate lessons that are timely for a chosen era, and share the history of your school and your town?
The Country School Association of America (CSAA) Innovative Instruction Grant offers start-up support for the delivery of inventive PreK-12 and/or adult learning programs developed by country school organizations and/or individuals. Successful applications that articulate how the proposed instructional program will address best practices or new trends in curriculum, museum education, and/or public history and its benefit to a target group of learners will be preferred. This award is focused on supporting the implementation of instruction including the materials, resources, and needs in order to successfully pilot and sustain a program.
If you believe your schoolhouse offers, or would like to offer, innovative instruction and you are seeking support for your program, this grant could help. Check out our website for recent recipients and a submission form using the link below: