Connecticut Humanities has received $55,485 from The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts (SFFEA) to support content development and expanded access for Teach It, CTH’s online resource which provides educators and students with inquiry-based activities, primary source documents, and links for further exploration.
Teach It fosters a greater appreciation among students for the role their own communities played in our state’s history and Connecticut’s significance on the national and global stage, helping to forward CTH’s vision of a more engaged, informed citizenry.
Funding will be used to add thirty-six new content units to Teach It. These units will be designed by qualified education professionals to align with the Connecticut state social studies frameworks. Subject areas will include Connecticut history and heritage as well as civics and geography.
“The awarding of this grant will aid tremendously in the development and diversification of new content for our Teach It program,” said Dr. Gregg Mangan, Manager of Digital Humanities at CTH. “At a time when the need to provide quality online resources to teachers, students, and parents is at a premium, we are grateful for SFEEA’s support and shared vision.”
Teach It will address disparities in underserved schools by diversifying content and targeting outreach to Connecticut’s Alliance School Districts, the thirty-three lowest-achieving districts in the state. In addition, Teach It resources will also be added to the Department of Education’s Learning Hub.
Connecticut Humanities is grateful to The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts for their support of this exciting, groundbreaking venture to address the immediate needs of Connecticut’s educators and students.
For more information, contact Gregg Mangan at firstname.lastname@example.org.