Donations Aid New Fourth-Grade Textbook

Montana Historical Society
  • December 15 2021
(From left) Chief Financial Officer of the Montana Federation of Public Employees Cathy Novak, MFPE President Amanda Curtis, and MHS Outreach and Interpretive Historian Martha Kohl.

The Montana Historical Society’s new fourth-grade textbook, Montana: A History of Our Home, has gone to press, thanks to generous donations from both individuals and foundations.

The Bill & Rosemary Gallagher Foundation, Inc. donated $7,000 to the project, and the Montana Professional Teaching Foundation, a nonprofit organization created by the Montana Federation of Public Employees, donated $5,000. Donations from Rick and Jane Hays and ninety other education-minded people provided the additional $10,000 needed to print the textbook and the accompanying teacher’s guide.

The new textbook and curriculum meet a real need. The interactive curriculum and grade-appropriate narrative will be a boon to elementary teachers and students across the state. And thanks to the generosity of Montana Historical Society donors, the material will be in classrooms and ready to use next fall.