2002 Governor General's Award for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History: The Search Is On!

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Canada's National History Society (CNHS) is proud to announce the 7th Annual Governor General's Award for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History. We are searching for outstanding teachers of Canadian History.

Six Recipients Awarded $2500!

New this year, six recipients will be awarded $2,500, a medal and an all-expense paid trip to Ottawa for two. Recipients and guests are invited to attend the Award ceremony and presentation by Her Excellency, Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada.

Six Schools Share in the Winnings!

An additional $1,000 is awarded to the recipients' schools, broadening the reach of the Award.

Who Can Apply?

The Governor General's Award is open to all elementary, middle and secondary school teachers provided that their work features Canadian content with an explicitly historical dimension. Teachers can present themselves or a group, or be nominated by a student, parent or colleague.

Free Lesson Plans and Posters!

There are many great teachers in the trenches and we are committed to seeking them out and sharing their expertise. To that end, CNHS publishes finalist lesson plans and submission descriptions on its web site: www.historysociety.ca. Just click on the Governor General's award link and select a year. This year, the nomination poster Government in Canada features an organizational chart of federal and provincial parliament. Contact us at ccmail@sympatico.ca to order a copy.

Submit a Nomination Today!

We urge you to be involved in the Award program. …