||Public and nonprofit private schools, kindergarten through grade 12, are eligible for Social Studies Grants by SRP. All Arizona educators in metropolitan Phoenix, Pinal County, Gila County, Yavapai County, Page and St. Johns are eligible to apply.
The Social Studies Grants by SRP program is offered to Arizona teachers of students grades K-12 for the enrichment and enhancement of classroom instruction. Grants will be awarded to help educators present academic content and teach skills in the interrelated disciplines of history, geography, civics, government, and economics.These grants support the five strands of the Arizona Social Studies Academic Standards. Standards require that students learn essential facts, concepts, people and events, and develop reasoning, inquiry, critical thinking and research skills while applying other articulated skills such as reading, writing, math and science.
- Project activities and teaching strategies should represent inquiry-based teaching and learning.
- Projects should be designed to encourage students to develop understanding of concepts from the social science disciplines in order to communicate their ideas in a variety of formats: spoken, written, graphic, statistical and/or electronic.
- Projects should enable students to become involved in exploring a range of options that will develop their skills, such as information technology, primary source materials, community resources and local organizations, oral histories and interpretive centers as well as traditional resources.