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University of California, Davis (Davis, CA 95618-6153)
Eric Rauchway (Project Director: February 2015 to present)
Stacey Greer (Co Project Director: April 2017 to present)

The Transcontinental Railroad: Transforming California and the Nation

Two one-week workshops for seventy-two school teachers on the transcontinental railroad and its impact on nineteenth-century America.

The History Project at University of California, Davis, in partnership with California State Parks (including the California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park and the Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park), the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation, Crocker Art Museum, and Stanford University seeks $180,000 to fund two Landmarks of American History workshops for teachers in 2016. The Transcontinental Railroad: Transforming California and the Nation will be held at historic sites in Sacramento on July 10 through 15 and July 24 through 29, 2016, with day trips to Donner Pass and to the San Francisco Bay Area with visits to Stanford University and San Francisco Maritime National Park. The goal of the workshop is to assist K-12 educators in acquiring new content knowledge, experiences that will translate to classroom instruction, resources for lesson planning, and tools for using the transcontinental railroad as a lens for examining the Gilded Age.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Landmarks of American History

Education Programs

Total amounts:
$178,381 (approved)
$177,867 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 12/31/2016