Money for Teachers – AHA Beveridge Prize

Established in 1995, this prize honors the Beveridge family’s longstanding commitment to the American Historical Association 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 next prize will be awarded to a group. To be eligible, the group must be composed of a majority of K-12 teachers. The group can be recognized either for excellence in teaching or for an innovative initiative applicable to the entire field.  The prize carries a cash award of $1,500 for the group project (plus travel expenses for the group leader) and will be awarded at the annual meeting in January 2010. See past winners of this award.

Each letter of nomination must include the name and address of an individual in the group that can be contacted. After receipt of this nomination letter, this individual will be contacted and asked to submit the following electronically or by mail:  vita (no more than 3 pages) of the primary participants, 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 ten pages of appropriate supporting materials can be included (i.e. letters of support and course materials, excerpts from a text book, or other evidence of contribution).

  • Only the letter of nomination should be mailed (no faxes) to:

    Beveridge Family Teaching Prize
    American Historical Association
    400 A Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003-3889

The deadline for the letter of nomination is March 16, 2009.


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