Foundation / Corporation
Organization of American Historians (OAH)
12/01/17 Midnight PST Receipt
Award to a USA precollegiate teacher to recognize outstanding contributions to American history education. Nominees for this award have undertaken activities to promote the intellectual development of other teachers or students. Successful candidates will demonstrate exceptional ability in one or more of the following kinds of activities:
-Initiating or participating in projects which involve students in historical research, writing, or other means of representing their knowledge of history.
-Initiating or participating in school, district, regional, state, or national projects which enhance the professional development of history teachers.
-Initiating or participating in projects to build bridges between precollegiate and collegiate history or social studies teachers.
-Working with museums, historical preservation societies, or other public history associations to enhance the place of public history in precollegiate schools.
-Developing innovative history curricula which foster a spirit of inquiry and emphasize critical skills.
-Publishing or otherwise publicly presenting scholarship that advances history education or historical knowledge.
GrantWatch ID#: 161714
The winner will receive a cash award, a one-year OAH membership, and a complimentary registration for the annual meeting. If the winner is an OAH member, the award will include a one-year renewal of membership in the awardee’s usual membership category.
Precollegiate teachers engaged at least half-time in U.S. history teaching, whether in history or social studies, are eligible.
Candidates may be nominated by any person familiar with the nominee’s professional accomplishments or standing.
Nominations or applications must be emailed by midnight PST on December 1, 2017, directly to the committee members listed below. Each committee member must receive all nominations and applications by December 1, 2017.
The final decision will be made by the Tachau Teacher of the Year Award Committee by February 2018. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Annual Meeting and awards presentation.
The award will be presented at the 2018 OAH Annual Meeting in Sacramento, California, April 12–14.
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