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|Nominees Sought for 2010 History Teacher of the Year Award|
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History conducts the Preserve America History Teacher of the Year award program as part of its larger effort to promote the study and love of American history. The award is co-sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Preserve America, and HISTORY™. Started in 2004, the award celebrates outstanding American history teachers at the state and national level. The Preserve America History Teacher of the Year is chosen from finalists in each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense schools, and U.S. Territories.
In 2010, the award will be open to any teacher of grades seven through twelve who teaches American history (including local and state history). K-6 teachers are honored every other year. The following criteria will be used to select each state winner and the national winner:
Nominators must include contact information for the nominee and a short statement indicating why the nominee is an outstanding teacher of American history. Nominations can be made by a department or division head, school director, social studies director, principal, superintendent, student, or parent. The deadline for all nominations is Monday, March 1, 2010.
Shortly after they are nominated, all nominees will be contacted by e-mail and will be invited to submit supporting material to the Gilder Lehrman Institute (GLI) office to be considered for a state award. The following supporting materials are required from each nominee:
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