Equality and Power in Civics and Histories


The National Council for History Education is partnering with Wayne RESA to offer the Equality and Power in Civics and History Program (EPiC Histories). EPiC Histories will provide educators with the opportunity to participate in at least 80 HOURS of American History and social studies-specific professional development each academic year for the next three years. We will maintain a cohort of 55 educators and administrators who work with students in Grades 3-12.

EPiC Histories’ professional learning activities will immerse teachers in discipline-specific literacy practices through a series of webinars, excursions to historic places, and interactive colloquia. Participants will engage  in an examination of broadening narratives and discuss methods for incorporating multiple perspectives into their classroom practices. Together with historians, education specialists, and master teachers, we will investigate the role of civic action and democratic deliberation in the past and in contemporary contexts, while creating opportunities for students to connect the past to the present and to our future through civic action.

Each EPiC participant will receive:
  • Targeted professional development sessions focused on history, geography, and civics
  • SCECHs and stipends for ALL sessions and learning excursions
  • Site-based professional development sessions at cultural institutions across Wayne County
  • Free resources for all participants, including books, curricula, online resources, and more
  • Summer learning experiences at historic locations in the U.S. (Washington, D.C. in 2023)
  • Complimentary membership in the National Council for History Education
Please contact us with your EPiC questions!
Kathleen Barker -- Project Coordinator 
Education Coordinator, NCHE; (617)272-5051
David Hales --  Districts Liaison 
Social Studies Consultant, Wayne RESA; (734) 334-1309

EPiC Resources



EPiC Histories is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Presidential and Congressional Academies for American History and Civics Program.