The American History Teachers' Collaborative is a project funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Teaching American History Grant program.
The AHTC provides content-driven professional development to social studies and history teachers (grades K-12) in our area. These teachers work with The Champaign County Forest Preserve Districts' Museum of the Grand Prairie as well as the Urbana Free Library (home of the Champaign County Historical Archives), and many other organizations. These partnerships with historical organizations help teachers view the broad themes of American history through the lens of local, state, and national historical documents, artifacts, and events.
The AHTC works with teachers to develop lesson plans based on primary documents as well as provides a variety of professional development activities including summer institutes, Saturday workshops, book discussion groups, and summer fellowships for teachers to work with local partner organizations.
Through the Years: African American History in Champaign County by Alexis Jones