Technology's Impact in American History (TIAH)

Teacher-created primary source lessons illustrating government's role in technological innovation


The National Council for History Education (NCHE), funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, brings together teachers from across the nation for a series of colloquia exploring the Library's primary sources and those of the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and the United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC). Led by a NCHE team of historians, education specialists, and master teachers, classroom teachers create and share primary source lessons exploring how policy has impacted the growth of technological innovation throughout American history.

Event information

Jan. 25, 2017, 4:14 p.m.

NASA & Flight Technology, March 3-5, 2017, Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida


Technological Innovation and Patents, March 16-18, 2017 The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Alexandria, Virginia


The Army and the Technology of Warfare, June 29-July1, 2017, The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) Carlisle, Pennsylvania

2017 Consortia Groups

2018 Consortia Groups