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The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Awards of $1,000 and one award of $10,000 to recognize USA K-12 American history teachers for excellence in educating students. One nominee from each state will receive the monetary prize, a certificate of recognition, an archive of resources to be presented in their name to the school library, an invitation to participate in a Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminar, and recognition at a ceremony within their state. Each winner’s school will become a Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School.
All nominated teachers must meet the following criteria:
- A demonstrated commitment to teaching American history (including state and local history)
- Evidence of creativity and imagination in the classroom
- Effective use of documents, artifacts, historic sites, oral histories, and other primary sources to engage students with American history.
Consideration of these factors will be based on the grade level taught in order to accommodate the teaching requirements of both generalist and specialist teachers.
All state winners are finalists for the National History Teacher of the Year Award. The winner receives a $10,000 award and a trip to the national award ceremony; two of the winner’s students are also invited to the ceremony.
GrantWatch ID#: 150599
50 state winners and 1 national winner
- National winner chosen from among state winners receives a $10,000 prize presented at an award ceremony in their honor in New York City.
- State winners receive a $1,000 prize, an archive of classroom resources, and recognition at a ceremony in their state.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online nomination form:
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
49 West 45th Street, 6th floor
New York, NY 10036
James G. Basker, President
Phone: (646) 366-9666
Fax: (646) 366-9669
Institution Email: email@example.com
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