Rivers, Roads, & Rails

Funded by the United States Department of Education, Rivers, Roads, & Rails is a three-year project that will improve the teaching of American history in school districts located along the Ohio & Erie Canalway. This project is a partnership between the Department of History at Cleveland State University, the National Park Service, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association, and thirty regional school districts (with Euclid City Schools as the lead educational partner.)

We are developing this website as part of our process in ecruiting teachers to participate in this exciting three-year journey into the region's and nation's past. Below are a series of informational documents for teachers, administrators, and superintendents. All the files below are in PDF format and readable with Adobe Acrobat.

We now have a program blog, which is now regularly updated; please review for further information:
Rivers, Roads, Rails Blog

Grant Program: Proposal, Principles, & Objectives
Rivers, Roads, & Rails -- Grant Proposal Text
Rivers, Roads, & Rails -- PowerPoint Outline of Grant Program

Workshop Materials--drafts
Tentative Schedule for February 6-7
Tentative Schedule for May 4-5
Tentative Schedule for June 19-30

Evaluation Materials
Evaluation Instructions
Grades 4-6 Evaluation Survey
Grades 7-8 Evaluation Survey
Grades 9-12 Evaluation Survey

Documents & Forms (* denotes drafts)
Recruiting Flyer
District Nomination Form
Instructions for Mini-Grant Applications
Mini-Grant Final Report
Evaluation Instructions*
Substitute Reimbursement
Participant Responsibilities--Statement*
Letter sent to Recruits on Jan. 10

Items in Teacher Folders for Feb 6/7

Steering Committee Meetings
Agenda for January 10th

Department of History, Cleveland State University
National Park Service -- Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association
Euclid City Schools

For further information contact:

Dr. Janice Gallagher--330.264.6668
Dr. Mark Tebeau--216.687.3937


List of podcasts and materials

Summer 2007, Tebeau discusses Cronon