2007-03-30 / Community

Nominations For NY History Teacher Of The Year

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is seeking nominations for the annual New York History Teacher of the Year Award.

The History Teacher of the Year Award is designed to promote and celebrate the teaching of American history in classrooms across the United States. It honors one exceptional teacher of American history from each state and U.S. territory. This year, only Kindergarten through sixth grade teachers are eligible for nomination.

The selection of the state winner is based upon several criteria, including:

+ Experience in teaching American history for at least three years;

+ A deep career commitment to teaching American history;

+ Evidence of creativity and imagination in the classroom;

+ Close attention to documents, artifacts, historic sites and other primary materials of history.

The state winner will receive a $1,000 award and will run for the National History Teacher of the Year to be selected this fall. The winner's school library will receive a core archive of history books and materials.

The Institute, in partnership with Preserve America, a White House initiative that encourages shared knowledge about the nation's past, inaugurated the award in 2004.

The deadline for nomination is May 1, 2007. For more information or an application, contact Gloria Sesso, New York Coordinator, at 631-687-6426 or gsesso@pmschools.org .

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