HARRISBURG - Teachers participating in a three-year grant program will travel to various historic sites, such as Gettysburg National Military Park, the National Constitution Center and Independence National Historic Park, for a first-hand look at how these places shaped America. They will also learn how to use museum collections, such as letters, maps and artifacts, to better teach American history. The program, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU), is financed by a $1.2 million American History grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Most teaching sessions will take place at The State Museum of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania State Archives with PHMC staff who developed the program. Applicants must teach grades 7-12. The Pennsylvania Heritage Society administers the Teaching American History program at the State Museum. For more information on applying for the program, contact CSIU’s Kathy Hummel at firstname.lastname@example.org.