The State University of New York, College at Cortland is a comprehensive college within the 64-campus system. Located in Central New York, SUNY Cortland is a leader in teacher education. The History Department, where this project is housed, offers dual degrees in History and Adolescence Education Social Studies, providing initial certification for grades 7-12 social studies teaching.
The Onondaga Cortland Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services (OCM BOCES) is a central New York leader in teacher professional development. Serving twenty-three school districts in three counties and the City of Syracuse, OCM BOCES provides enriching professional development opportunities and partnered with SUNY Cortland in developing a social studies network for the sharing of resources for K-12 social studies teachers and students.
As part of the TAH grant, SUNY Cortland and OCM BOCES partnered with area museums and historical societies, including the Onondaga Historical Association, The Cortland County Historical Society, and the 1890 House Museum. These institutions house unique collections of primary sources and offer educational programs for K-12 teachers and classes.