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Award to a USA Teacher for Exceptional
Contributions to American History Education

Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Teacher of the Year Award

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Organization of American Historians (OAH)

Deadline Date:

11/01/21 Midnight PST

Description:

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Award to a USA precollegiate teacher to recognize outstanding contributions to American history education. Nominees for this award have undertaken activities to advance 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#:

GrantWatch ID#: 161714

Number of Grants:

1

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The winner will receive a cash award, a one-year OAH membership, and a complimentary registration for the conference. If the winner is an OAH member, the award will include a one-year renewal of membership in the awardee’s usual membership category.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Precollegiate teachers engaged at least half time in U.S. history teaching, whether in history or social studies, are eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

Nominations must be received by midnight PST on November 1, 2021 to be considered for the 2022 award.

The final decision will be made by the Tachau Teacher of the Year Award Committee by February 2022.

Candidates may be nominated by any person familiar with the nominee’s professional accomplishments or standing.

The award will be presented at the 2022 OAH Conference on American History in Boston, MA, March 31–Apri 3.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Nominate online: https://www.oah.org/awards/uncategorized-awards/tachau-teacher-of-the-year-award/submission-form/

Beth English, Executive Director
benglish@oah.org
812-855-9836

Elisabeth M. Marsh, Director of Membership and Program Development
emarsh@oah.org
812-855-9854

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