The History Teaching Alliance
(HTA) is a program that brings together individuals and institutions interested in history and history education. The alliance began in 1986 as a project to create connections between the University of Wisconsin—Marathon County and high school teachers in the Wausau area. It now also includes K-8 teachers, the Marathon County Historical Society, and interested community members.
The United States Department of Education awarded a 2007 Teaching American History grant to three Wisconsin CESAs, to UWMC, UW-Green Bay, and UW-Oshkosh. This grant supports a regional HTA -- named the Wisconsin Academy for the Study of History (WASAH) -- through 2010.
Teachers from all three CESAs will participate, and during 2009-2010 the program will be based at UW-Oshkosh. Its leadership will include Brett Barker, a historian at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County.
Our 2009 Summer Institute in Oshkosh was held July 19-24.