You know that passionate history teacher who’s got an uncanny knack for making the past feel like the present?
Of course you do. And it’s time everyone else knew them as well.
The challenge: Help HISTORY channel and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History find 2015′s History Teacher of the Year!
Any full-time educator (K-12 ) who teaches American history is eligible, but it’ll be your job to nominate them! Students, parents, colleagues, principals or other administrators familiar with the teacher’s work are invited to open the nomination process. There are cash prizes for State Winners, and a big prize package for the National Winner that includes an award ceremony in their honor in New York City.
Winners will be selected for the creative ways they bring history alive in the classroom and in their community.
Pictured above is 2013 New York History Teacher of the Year Angel Brea, of P.S. 257 in Brooklyn. Doesn’t he look happy?
Make your favorite history teacher happy, too. The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2015, and once a teacher is nominated they’ll be contacted with instructions and have until March 15, 2015 to submit supporting materials.
For more details visit the official competition web site.
—Stephen Vincent D’Emidio
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