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Nominations needed

March 15, 2007

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is seeking nominations for the annual Kansas 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 kindergarten to grade 6 teacher of American history from each state and U.S. territory.

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; and close attention to documents, artifacts, historic sites and the other primary materials of history.

The Institute, in partnership with Preserve America, inaugurated the award in 2004. The state winner receives a $1,000 honorarium and will be in the running for the National History Teacher of the Year award to be selected this fall. His or her school library will receive a core archive of history books and materials.

The deadline is March 31.

For more information, call Glenn Wiebe, Kansas Coordinator, at (620) 663-9566 or e-mail glennw@essdack.org.

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