Sorry guys, for the lack of activity on the ole blog but this week has been especially crazy.
I want to take a moment to remember a really great grant program that’s near and dear to my heart: Teaching American History in South Carolina. For 3 years, I worked as a graduate research assistant for this pretty amazing program. I still remember my first day at work. I had barely been living in South Carolina for two weeks when I started. I knew next to nothing about South Carolina or its history.
And, here I was going to help South Carolina history and social studies teachers develop lesson plans and search for primary sources. Suffice to say, I felt extremely unprepared and ill-equipped.
What I found instead were people like me with a deep love for history. Minds still yearning to know more and to learn more.
Thanks to Teaching American History, I visited parts of South Carolina that I never would have seen before, met some great people I never would have met, and learned so much more then I ever could have hoped to learn in a lifetime.
As I took a last look at my empty cubicle and left my badge in the TAH office, I won’t lie to you and say I didn’t cry because I did. It’s the end of an era. The end to a truly great program. But my tears are a reminder of great times and memorable experiences because only the things that you love and hold near and dear can elicit such a response.
My hats off to you TAH.