Beveridge Family Teaching Prize
Established in 1995, this prize honors the Beveridge family’s long-standing commitment to the AHA and K–12 teaching. Friends and family members endowed this award to recognize excellence and innovation in elementary, middle school, and secondary history teaching, including career contributions and specific initiatives. The prize will be awarded on a two-year cycle rotation: in even-numbered years, to a group; in odd-numbered years, to an individual.
The 2016 prize will be awarded to a group, which can be recognized either for excellence in teaching or for an innovative initiative applicable to the entire field.
Each letter of nomination must include the name, address, and e-mail address of the nominee. After receipt of this nomination letter, this individual will be contacted and asked to submit the following: CV (no more than three pages), an essay of no more than five pages in length describing the contribution or product, discussing the achievement or innovation in approach and development, and summarizing the historical scholarship utilized. Up to 10 pages of appropriate supporting materials can be included (i.e., letters of support and course materials, excerpts from a textbook, or other evidence of contribution).
Only the letter(s) of nomination should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include “Beveridge Family Teaching Prize Nomination” in the subject line.
The deadline for nominations is May 15, 2016. Recipients will be announced on the AHA website in October 2016 and recognized during a ceremony at the January 2017 AHA annual meeting in Denver.
For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.
2015 Beveridge Family Teaching Prize
Kevin A. Wagner, Carlisle Area School District, PA
We commend Mr. Wagner for his combination of web technology, historical thinking, and community service in his “Normandy project,” where students apply research techniques to digital and community resources to create and post memorial biographical websites for fallen soldiers who would otherwise might remain only names. His additional work in extracurricular activities such as National History Day, Model UN, and local history projects only confirms him as a role model for the profession.