History Teaching Awards

[WTM emailed the TCTA about Texas history teaching awards. Kelli Weedon replied helpfully.]
Mr. Howard,

Thank you for contacting Texas Classroom Teachers Association with regard to your question about a History Awards program that recognizes History teachers. The following information was found at the Texas Council for Humanities website along with other Texas Teacher award programs you might be interested in. You will find the link to that website below. The Linden Heck Howell Award for Outstanding Teaching of Texas History was established in memory of Ms. Howell, former chair of the Humanities Texas Board of Directors, as a lasting tribute to her service to the organization and her commitment to the study of Texas history. The winning teacher receives a $1,000 cash award, with $500 payable to his or her school for the purchase of instructional materials. Please direct questions regarding the Outstanding Teacher Awards program to Humanities Texas staff at 512.440.1991 or awards@humanitiestexas.org.

Here is the Texas Council for Humanities website address: http://humanitiestexas.org/awards/t_awards.htm

I was also able to find another resource; The Texas State Historical Association also has an awards program available to History teachers in the state of Texas. They too have a variety of different awards all in relation to history. Among the TSHA AWARDS of interest to educators are the Mary Jon and J. P. Bryan Leadership in Education Award, which honors outstanding history teachers, and the David C. DeBoe Memorial Awards, which recognize a Junior Historian sponsor, a Texas History Day teacher, and a Webb Society sponsor. Here is the Texas State Historical Association’s website address: http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/education/teachers.html

We hope you find this information helpful.
Kelli Weedon, Legislative Assistant

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