History Grants

Middle Ground Project (Presidential Academy)

The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) has joined as partners with 25 school districts in the Navajo Nation to coordinate a five-year grant program from the US Department of Education, entitled "Presidential Academy in American History and Civics Education."

As a result of this program, the MGP will assist teachers of history and civics on the Navajo Nation to meet the following additional objectives:

  • Increased standards of reading and writing across the curriculum.
  • Encouragement of Advanced Placement courses in US history and American Government in schools serving the Navajo Nation.
  • Development of graduate coursework in history and government for teachers on and near the Navajo Nation.
  • Incorporation of Dine’ language and cultural resources into all schools served by the MGP.

Four Corners Project (Teaching American History)

The Four Corners Community History Project is a five-year grant from the US Department of Education’s Teaching American History (TAH) program that serves four school districts located in the Four Corners/West Slope area – a truly unique part of southwest Colorado.

The project provides history teachers with content-rich, hands-on teaching U.S. history professional development.
In partnership with the University of Northern Colorado and the Southern Ute Tribal Museum, each year we serve 20-25 of the area’s history teachers (grades K-12), a coalition serving 31,000 students from four school districts.