Outstanding Teacher of American History

The Outstanding Teacher of American History Contest honors notable, full-time teachers of American history (and related fields, such as social studies, government, and citizenship education) in public, private, and parochial schools, grades 6-12.  

DAR honors an Outstanding Teacher of American History at the chapter, state, and national levels.  Each year, DAR chapters across the country select a local American History teacher to honor, and then nominate for the award in their state. The state winner dossier is sent to the Historian General and the National winner is selected. 

The teacher must have the ability to foster the spirit of American patriotism and loyal support of our country and constitutional government, and demonstrate the ability to relate the subject of modern life and events.  The teacher must have high academic standards requiring excellence at all times, for and from the students.  They must be committed to the students and enjoy rapport with them.  The contest is conducted without regard to race, religion, sex, or national origin.



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