Welcome to the Gateway to History
Gateway to History (GTH) is an online resource for history and social studies educators. Our resources are designed by K-12 teachers in Ohio who have taken part in the Teaching American History program. Think of us as a gateway site that makes a vast array of history-related resources easily accessible to educators anywhere, anytime.
If you are a TAH project administrator, please login in the upper left hand corner of the homepage.
If you are new to the site, please take a look at our resources for teachers by clicking on History Resources .
If you would like more information about the site, please continue reading.
The initial focus of the site is to:
- Link and serve the Teaching American History (TAH) grant projects in Ohio.
- Host information online for the Buckeye Council for History Education (BCHE).
- Post news and announcements about history programs and resources, particularly news related to the TAH projects, which will be of interest to educators throughout the state.
Over the last four years, the TAH projects in Ohio have accumulated an impressive array of resources for the professional development of the teachers of American history who took part in them. GTH now makes these resources available to the thousands of social studies teachers in the state.
Gateway to History also provides a way for the Buckeye Council for History Education to reach all teachers in Ohio. Teachers can learn about BCHE programs and activities simply by looking online.
The History Resources section and Programs and Events section are now available. Check back frequently to see the latest additions of links to museums, historic sites, libraries, lesson plans, organizations, programs, conferences, and events of interest to social studies and history teachers.
The Ohio Humanities Council is pleased to sponsor this site in cooperation with the various Teaching American History grant projects in Ohio. Funding for GTH is generously provided by SBC and the We the People program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
TAH Grant Projects
In 2001, the federal government launched the Teaching American History Grant (TAH) program with the goal of supporting funding of programs that raised student achievement by improving teachers' knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of American history. The program was largely the inspiration of Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, who expressed concern about the state of American history teaching in the nations K-12 schools and urged his Senate colleagues to take action.