About the New Jersey History Partnership Project

The New Jersey History Partnership Project is a collaboration of the Montville Township school district, Kean University, and the New Jersey Historical Commission, funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Teaching American History Program.

Our mission is to improve and invigorate history education in New Jersey by providing enrichment programs and other educational resources to social studies teachers.  We offer annual summer institutes that bring prominent scholars to address local teachers on major topics in United States and New Jersey history; participating teachers visit historic sites throughout the state and develop lessons based on what they have learned.  Our Multimedia Teaching Resource Center (also available on CD-ROM) makes the experience of the summer institutes available to all.

Montville Township school district The Montville Township school district has seven schools serving 4,000 students, Pre-K through 12th grade.  Equipped with the latest instructional technology, Montville Township High School offers over 180 classes, including a significant number of Advanced Placement courses.
Kean University

Kean University is a comprehensive university offering 48 undergraduate and 28 graduate degree programs.  It trains more teachers for New Jersey than any other college or university in the state.

The New Jersey Historical Commission The New Jersey Historical Commission is a division of the New Jersey Department of State dedicated to protecting and preserving New Jersey’s past.  It offers a wide range of grants, publications, and media projects, including some designed specifically for teachers.