Rahima C. Wade

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In the fall of 2003, the National Council for the Social I Studies (NCSS) was awarded a teacher training grant I from the federal Corporation for National and Community Service to fund "CiviConnections: Constructing the past, creating the future." The NCSS proposal was one of just 8 chosen for funding in the new 2003 grant competition on "Linking History, Civics, and Service." From 2003 to 2007, CiviConnections will involve more than 297 teachers and 7,425 3rd - 12th grade students nationwide in linking local history inquiry with community service-learning activities. Teams of three teachers apply for $7,500 grants to cover their costs for attending a summer workshop, implementing the program during the fall, and attending the NCSS Annual Conference. Dr. Rahirna Wade, Professor at The University of lowa, serves as project director. Dr. Wade and Dr. Linda Levstik, professor at The University of Kentucky, are co-facilitating the summer workshops.