Bringing History Home in 2021

April 16, 2021 - 12:06 PM

Since its beginning 20 years ago, Bringing History Home has had profound positive impacts on teachers and children.  It has not, however, continued to spread to new districts since federal funding for Teaching American History grants ended in 2012.  After the conclusion of BHH's final TAH grant and during my seven years as the Social Studies team lead for Western Governors University, I have felt a sense of work left undone.  Accordingly, with a joyful sense of mission, in 2021 I said farewell to dear colleagues at WGU, so that I could return full time to working for and with in-service teachers.  It's time to renew and expand the positive impact BHH has on children, teachers and families.  

As a first step in this new phase of Bringing History Home's (BHH) development, I have applied for federal 501(c)(3) status, and registered BHH as a non-profit corporation in South Carolina.  BHH should be available for all schools, regardless of their financial capacity, and to that end, as before, I will seek grant funding to subsidize our work.  As we move ahead, I look forward to meeting curriculum directors, teachers, methods faculty, and historians across the Carolinas and the nation, to collaborate and continue sharing BHH research-proven strategies for engaging children in doing history. 

BHH has always been about teachers inspiring teachers, and students inspiring teachers.   Twenty years after the first Bringing History Home project began, here's to continuing that tradition of inspiration through a new decade and beyond.  

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