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AH-275540-20Education Programs: Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Education)National Association of Scholars, Inc.History Instructional Materials and Support Project6/15/2020 - 3/31/2021$187,903.00David Randall   National Association of Scholars, Inc.New YorkNY10017-1197USA2020U.S. HistoryCooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Education)Education Programs1879030184265.270

In order to promote awareness of high standards of quality for existing U.S. history textbooks, NAS will develop and preserve on the NAS website a white paper that contains within it sample evaluations of the treatment of select periods in U.S. history in four American history textbooks, and a concluding essay on how to generalize these evaluations. The audience for this work will be professors, K-12 teachers, education administrators, policymakers, and interested citizens who may use comparative, standardized critiques to facilitate evaluation and improvement of history textbooks. Sub-recipient American Achievement Testing (AAT) and its consultants, including historian Wilfred McClay, will develop high quality U.S. history instructional units to be used in conjunction with McClay’s highly readable U.S. history textbook, Land of Hope (2019), widely praised for being deeply informed by the principles of the Founding. The main audience is educators who will use the units in their teachi