Education Programs: Teaching and Learning Resources and Curriculum Development

Period of Performance

4/1/2007 - 1/31/2011

Funding Totals (outright + matching)

$190,000.00 (approved)
$180,000.00 (awarded)

Picturing the Past: A Database of Visual Images and Related Curricula for Teaching U.S. and World History

FAIN: EE-50440-07

Regents of the University of California, Davis (Davis, CA 95618-6153)
Nancy J. McTygue (Project Director: October 2006 to January 2008)
Pamela Tindall (Project Director: January 2008 to May 2011)

The expansion of an existing database of historical images as primary sources for teaching US history to include images for world history, all aligned with state and Advanced Placement history standards and cross-referenced for comparative study, all searchable and available free of charge.

To help teachers succeed with their students, and to help students find an interest in history, this proposal seeks an NEH Materials Development grant in the sum of $200,000 to expand our existing Marchand and Halttunen U.S. historical image archive to include the world history and U.S. history image collections of the history faculty at the University of California, Davis, matched with other valuable primary sources and K-12 lesson plans in U.S. and world history, all organized according to national and state content and skills standards. We propose to provide teachers at all levels an on-line, free, easily accessible and searchable, public, encyclopedic, systematic and legal source of "fail-safe" images and lessons representing the history of the American people -- and the world's.