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University of California, Davis (Davis, CA 95618-6153)
Louis S. Warren (Project Director: February 2016 to present)

The Transcontinental Railroad: Transforming California and the Nation

Two one-week workshops for seventy-two schoolteachers on the history of the transcontinental railroad.

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 June 25 through 30 and July 9 through 14, 2017, 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:
$180,000 (approved)
$180,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 12/31/2017