This project was funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Teaching American History program. America’s History in the Making was developed through a collaboration of education partners led by Southern Oregon Education Service District, Medford, OR, and Multnomah Education Service District, Portland, OR.
Consortium members include:
- Annenberg MediaDistribution is made possible by Annenberg Media, whose goal is to advance excellent teaching. To purchase copies of the programs and guides, or to learn more about other professional development materials, contact Annenberg Media by phone (1-800-LEARNER), or on the Web (www.learner.org).
- Multnomah Education Service DistrictMultnomah ESD’s mission is to support their local school districts and share in providing a quality education for the children and families of their communities. MESD’s team is dedicated to enhancing the learning of the communities' children by designing and delivering services responsive to family and component district needs. MESD strives to demonstrate leadership, wise utilization of resources, cooperative relationships with component districts and other agencies and a commitment to being a learning organization.
National Center for History in the SchoolsThe National Center for History in the Schools (NCHS), founded in 1988 with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, is a nationally known organization that has engaged the talents of scores of classroom teachers and provided history educators across the nation with new historical resources and teaching strategies. NCHS’s dual mission is (a) to aid the professional development of K–12 history teachers; and (b) to work with teachers to develop curricular materials that will engage students in exciting explorations of United States and World history.
Organization of American HistoriansThe Organization of American Historians (OAH) is the largest learned society devoted to the study of American history. Since it’s founding in 1907 as the Mississippi Valley Historical Association, the OAH has promoted the study and teaching of the American past through its many activities. OAH contributed related Magazine of History articles and Talking History Radio Programs to America’s History in the Making.
- Southern Oregon Education Service DistrictSouthern Oregon ESD serves 13 school districts, over 100 buildings, 3,500 teachers and 52,000 students in Jackson, Josephine and Klamath Counties — a 10,600 square mile geographic area. As a responsible partner, we provide services and leadership to optimize educational opportunities for the children, schools and communities we serve.