Congratulations Mr. Chris Stanley!

Christopher W. Stanley receives 2018 Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Teacher of the Year Award
Posted on 04/26/2018

 

Mr. Stanley with the President of OAH

Reagan excited about her Dad’s award!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 17, 2018

Contact: Katherine M. Finley, Executive Director
Office: 812.855.7311 | E-mail: oah@oah.org

  

CHRISTOPHER W. STANLEY, PONAGANSET HIGH SCHOOL, RECEIVES 2018 MARY K. BONSTEEL TACHAU TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN HISTORIANS

BLOOMINGTON, IN—During its annual meeting in Sacramento, California, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) presented Christopher W. Stanley, Ponaganset High School, with their prestigious 2018 Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Teacher of the Year Award, which is given annually for contributions made by precollegiate teachers to improve history education within the field of American history.

Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Teacher of the Year Award:   Christopher W. Stanley, Ponaganset High School (RI). 


Christopher W. Stanley’s approach to teaching history is pedagogically innovative and historically sound. He undertakes countless hands-on projects and assigns extensive writing for understanding, research, and analysis. His Lewis and Clark Project involves extensive, collaborative research—journal entries that detail specific cultural aspects, identify distinctive viewpoints, and provide thoughtful analysis of the culture studied. Once completed, the Lewis and Clark Project serves as a source of pride for all his students. Taking history out into the community and working with local cultural institutions, and using primary resources and oral histories, Mr. Stanley’s classes have explored the social, political, and economic reasons for the town’s celebration of important local events such as Elephant Day. Close reading of primary documents and oral histories led one of Mr. Stanley’s classes to investigate the legend of “Betty the Learned Elephant” who was shot and killed on May 25, 1826. The class also produced a feature-length documentary film on Clambaking.

 

The award was presented on April 13 by OAH’s 2017–18 President Edward L. Ayers and 2018–19 President Earl Lewis.

For more information, visit oah.org or call 812.855.7311.

 

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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN HISTORIANS
Founded in 1907, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) is the world's largest professional association dedicated to American history scholarship. With more than 7,500 members from the U.S. and abroad, OAH promotes excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history, encouraging wide discussion of historical questions and equitable treatment of history practitioners. It publishes the quarterly Journal of American History, the leading scholarly publication and journal of record in the field of American history for more than a century. It also publishes The American Historian magazine. Formerly known as the Mississippi Valley Historical Association (MVHA), the association became the OAH in 1965 to reflect a broader scope focusing on national studies of American history. The OAH national headquarters are located in the historic Raintree House on Indiana University's Bloomington campus.
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