Subpart 4 – Teaching of Traditional American History


    (a) IN GENERAL- The Secretary may establish and implement a program to be known as the Teaching American History Grant Program’, under which the Secretary shall award grants on a competitive basis to local educational agencies —

      (1) to carry out activities to promote the teaching of traditional American history in elementary schools and secondary schools as a separate academic subject (not as a component of social studies); and

      (2) for the development, implementation, and strengthening of programs to teach traditional American history as a separate academic subject (not as a component of social studies) within elementary school and secondary school curricula, including the implementation of activities —

        (A) to improve the quality of instruction; and

        (B) to provide professional development and teacher education activities with respect to American history.

    (b) REQUIRED PARTNERSHIP- A local educational agency that receives a grant under subsection (a) shall carry out activities under the grant in partnership with one or more of the following:

      (1) An institution of higher education.

      (2) A nonprofit history or humanities organization.

      (3) A library or museum.

    (c) APPLICATION- To be eligible to receive an grant under this section, a local educational agency shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary may require.


    There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this subpart such sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 2002 and each of the 5 succeeding fiscal years.


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