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Creating a More Perfect Community


Creating a More Perfect Community is a Alexandria City Public Schools Teaching American History project designed in partnership with the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University to increase teachers' and students' knowledge of traditional American history and ability to analyze primary sources and think historically.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, TAH grants developed, documented, evaluated, and disseminated innovative and cohesive models of professional development. By helping teachers to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of U.S. history as a separate subject matter within the core curriculum, these programs were designed to improve instruction and raise student achievement. Grants were awarded from 2001 to 2010.

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Kelly Schrum


Linda Driscoll

Web Designer(s)

Stephanie Hurter

Staff Members

Patrice Mortson

Content Experts

Judy A. McConville
Ruth Reeder
Jean Taylor Frederico
Roy Rosenzweig
Charles Errico
Terry Alford
Ira Berlin
Richard Bromberg
Jane Turner Censer
Barbara Clark Smith
Todd Endo
Peter Henriques
T. Mills Kelly
Wendi Manuel-Scott
Melani McAlister
Michael O'Malley
Carla Peterson
Donald Ritchie
Harry Rubenstein
Tom Scheinfeldt
Suzanne Smith
John Vernon
Ronald Walters
Rosemarie Zagarri
Pamela Cressey
Jean Taylor Frederico


U.S. Department of Education


Alexandria City Public Schools
Northern Virginia Community College
Office of Historic Alexandria


Primary and secondary U.S. History educators





“Creating a More Perfect Community,” RRCHNM20, accessed March 26, 2023, https://20.rrchnm.org/items/show/221.

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This Item foaf:fundedBy Item: U.S. Department of Education
This Item Partner Item: Alexandria City Public Schools
This Item Partner Item: Northern Virginia Community College
This Item Partner Item: Office of Historic Alexandria
This Item Staff Item: Kelly Schrum
This Item Staff Item: Stephanie Hurter
This Item Staff Item: Linda Driscoll
This Item Staff Item: Patrice Mortson