This is a great program for LA teachers. Please consider applying for some sort of activity that will help bring East Asia alive for your students. If you succeed, please do use the forum to tell colleagues what you proposed and how it went.
The 2018-19 "Keeping History Alive" Grants
to K-12 Teachers of History in Los Angeles County
Sponsored by The Helen and Will Webster Foundation, the Ahmanson Foundation, and Azusa Pacific University (APU), and in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE)
Keeping History Alive awards direct grants of $250 - $850 to K-12 teachers of history in Los Angeles County. This is the 14th year of the program assisting teachers in public, private, charter, and parochial schools with classroom resources, field trips, on-campus presentations, and/or professional development.
Applications can be filled out and submitted online at
Deadline to Submit Applications: October 1, 2018
More information and instructions are included on the application form.
Please read the directions carefully and fill out the answers as thoroughly as possible.
I have applied for this grant multiple times and received it each time. There's some paperwork and record keeping involved, but it's a straightforward application. They give out hundreds of grants, and it appears that they give it to pretty much everyone who submits a complete application on time. The only complication is that you have to physically appear in Azusa for the award ceremony. Over time, these grants really add up and can have a major impact on a school's history/social studies curriculum. I highly recommend it.