The Passing of David McCullough

We are saddened to hear of David McCullough’s passing. His work inspired and brought history to millions of Americans. He also played an instrumental role in the Larry H. Miller Driven 2 Teach program. 

The Driven 2 Teach program started as a conversation between Larry H. Miller and American author and historian David McCullough in 2007. The two shared their passion for history and concern over how to foster better teaching and more significant learning in the classroom setting. To date, Driven 2 Teach has helped over 800 teachers throughout Utah.

“To me, history ought to be a source of pleasure. It isn’t just part of our civic responsibility. To me, it’s an enlargement of the experience of being alive, just the way literature or art or music is.” – David McCullough

Travel There to Teach it Here

The Driven 2 Teach program is taking History teachers out of the classroom and to the very places where history happened. Open to Utah educators, grades 5-12, who specialize in American History or historical literature, the Driven 2 Teach program gives teachers an extended, hands-on learning experience unlike any other—at no cost to the teachers or the schools. COVID 19- Esteemed Teachers: Driven2Teach is still functioning, but we have had to postpone our field studies planned for 2021. We are optimistic that we will be able to resume travel again in June 2022. We plan to accept application for our new 2023 UTAH HISTORY field studies (4th and 7th grade) in December 2022.
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2020 Field Studies

What are People Saying

Holly Hoyt
U.S. History

I would not have been able to go visit these historical sites on my own. This was a chance of a lifetime. I’ve seen the sites, I have felt the passion, and I have seen that men and women who were ordinary citizens felt passionate about something and they changed everything.

It was AMAZING! I learned so much and can't wait to get back in the classroom and teach it. Thank you so much to the Larry H. Miller Group and Zion’s Bank.

— Lesley Sparks

What an incredible program for teachers. I loved it and learned SO much. I have been able to use much of what I learned in my classes this past year — truly an amazing opportunity!

— Jacquie Tuitavuki

It was AMAZING! I learned so much and can't wait to get back in the classroom and teach it. Thank you so much to the Larry H. Miller Group and Zion’s Bank.