or


[07/08/10 - 09:16 AM]
History(Tm) Announces Winners of the Innovation in History Education Contest
Each Grand Prize winner is awarded $5,000 and each First Prize Winner is awarded $2,500.

[via press release from History]

HISTORY(TM) Announces Winners of the Innovation in History Education Contest

NEW YORK, July 8 -- HISTORY(TM) announced the winners of a special contest for teachers connected with its landmark 12-part television series, AMERICA THE STORY OF US, which premiered on April 25, 2010 and concluded on Memorial Day. The Innovation in History Education contest invited teachers to submit outstanding American history lesson plans for a chance to win a total of $25,000 in prizes. The contest emphasized the use of technology to develop engaging and content-rich history lesson plans for today's 21st century students, and was open to Middle School and High School teachers, with 1 Grand Prize Winner and 2 First Prize Winners in each category.

Each Grand Prize winner is awarded $5,000 and each First Prize Winner is awarded $2,500. The lesson plans all fit with central themes in AMERICA THE STORY OF US, a cutting-edge new interpretation of American history, with thrilling visuals and commentary from notable historians and personalities.

The Middle School category, Grand Prize Winner is Elisa Garrett, a teacher at Lake Travis Middle School in Austin, Texas. Garrett was awarded the prize for developing a lesson plan entitled "Avoiding the Civil War" which asked students to time-travel back to the Civil War era, reading primary sources and designing multimedia projects showing ways the crisis could have been averted.

First Prize winners in the Middle School category are Sandi Chevenak of Bellefontaine Middle School in Bellefontaine, Ohio and Kevin S. Jones of Westlake Middle School in Erie, Pennsylvania. Chevenak's innovative lesson plan connects closely with the AMERICA THE STORY OF US series, challenging students to create videos based on one of the episodes. Jones developed a lesson entitled "Dream Car" in which students analyze the construction of the U.S. highway system and the influence of the car on American life. Students use multimedia programs to create model 1950's cars and advertisements which allow them to consider many facets of this topic.

The High School category, the Grand Prize Winner is John Harris of Somerset Area Schools in Somerset, Pennsylvania. In the course unit entitled "Hunting History: Discovering Your Hometown" students used GPS devices to explore their local history.

First Prize winners in the High School category are Paul LaRue from Washington High School in Washington Court House, Ohio and team-teachers Claire Cook Hansen & Laurette Simon from Champion Christian School in Chico, California. LaRue's students were engaged in a statewide conversation about which historic figure should be Ohio's next representative in Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol. LaRue's students championed an abolitionist named James Ashley, learning about his antislavery activity and using their knowledge to contribute to the Ohio debate. Hansen and Simon's lesson plan, entitled "45 Blocks That Rocked the World" which focused on using music and video to learn about the Harlem Renaissance.

The Innovation in History Education lesson plan contest was part of the most ambitious, wide-ranging educational initiative HISTORY has ever organized. The outreach campaign for AMERICA THE STORY OF US also included student and library contests organized together with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. In conjunction with the broadcast, HISTORY also offered, for the first time, a DVD of the entire 12-hour series to every single school in America including all accredited colleges - free of charge. Other events included a live webcast with the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. in which thousands of schools nationwide participated in a conversation about innovation and invention in American history. A wealth of additional curriculum resources related to AMERICA THE STORY OF US are available online at www.history.com/classroom.

HISTORY(TM) and HISTORY HD(TM) are the leading destinations for revealing, award-winning original non-fiction series and event-driven specials that connect history with viewers in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history, technology to natural history, as well as science, archaeology and pop culture. Among the network's program offerings are hit series such as Ax Men, Battle 360, How The Earth Was Made, Ice Road Truckers, Pawn Stars and The Universe, as well as acclaimed specials including 102 Minutes That Changed America, 1968 with Tom Brokaw, King, Life After People, Nostradamus: 2012, Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed and WWII in HD. HISTORY has earned four Peabody Awards, seven Primetime Emmy(R) Awards, 12 News & Documentary Emmy(R) Awards and received the prestigious Governor's Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the network's Save Our History(R) campaign dedicated to historic preservation and history education. Take a Veteran to School Day is the network's latest initiative connecting America's schools and communities with veterans from all wars. The HISTORY web site, located at www.history.com, is the definitive historical online source that delivers entertaining and informative content featuring broadband video, interactive timelines, maps, games and more.





  [july 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· AMERICA THE STORY OF US (HISTORY)











[05/23/15 - 09:21 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Demo Race with "Shark Tank" Repeat
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49.

[05/23/15 - 08:21 AM]
ABC Leads Its 7th Straight Friday in Adults 18-49 with the Top 3 Shows
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, May 22.

[05/23/15 - 06:29 AM]
NBA Western Conference Finals Game 2 Delivers 49 Percent Audience Increase from Last Time on ESPN
ESPN spins the numbers for Friday, May 22.

[05/22/15 - 01:09 PM]
First Look Images: FX's "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson"
Get your first look at Sarah Paulson, Billy Magnussen, John Travolta, David Schwimmer, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Courtney Vance in the limited series, due in early 2016.

[05/22/15 - 11:02 AM]
"The Bastard Executioner" Swings Into Action This Fall on FX
Kurt Sutter's new series is billed as "a gripping and brutal journey through the Late Middle Ages."

[05/22/15 - 10:54 AM]
First Look Image: Danny Trejo as "The Regulator" on El Rey Network/Miramax's 'From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
Currently in production on its sophomore season, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" is slated to return late Summer 2015.

[05/22/15 - 10:32 AM]
NBC's Star-Studded Inaugural Charity Event "Red Nose Day" Raises Over $21 Million to Help Lift Children and Young People Out of Poverty
Julia Roberts, Jimmy Fallon, Blake Shelton, Neill Patrick Harris, Richard Gere, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Pharell, Coldplay, One Direction and Zac Efron were just a few of the many celebrities appearing in the three-hour entertainment event.

[05/22/15 - 10:25 AM]
E! Delivers Ratings Highs Led by "Keeping Up with the Kardashians: About Bruce" Special and Season Finale of "The Royals"
E! further spins the numbers for Sunday, May 17.

[05/22/15 - 08:42 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Repeats Power CBS to Victory in Viewers, Demos
"The Big Bang Theory" is the evening's top show in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/22/15 - 08:32 AM]
"500 Questions" Earns ABC's Best Summer Rating in its Slot Since August 2013
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/22/15 - 08:31 AM]
"Mad Men" Finale Is Series' Highest-Rated Episode Ever Among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54
AMC further spins the numbers for Sunday, May 17.

[05/22/15 - 08:21 AM]
NBC's "Red Nose Day" Was No. 1 Among the Big 4 Networks in the 10 p.m. Hour
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/22/15 - 07:01 AM]
NBA Western Conference Finals Game 2 Delivers 47 Percent Ratings Increase from Last Time on ESPN
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/22/15 - 06:42 AM]
HGTV and DIY Network Greenlight Six New Series
After delivering 11 consecutive months of ratings growth, top 10 cable network HGTV, along with its sister network, DIY Network, have confirmed production orders for six new series.

[05/22/15 - 06:02 AM]
Netflix Announces "A Very Murray Christmas"
Written by Sofia Coppola, Bill Murray and Mitch Glazer and directed by Sofia Coppola, the special is an homage to the classic variety show featuring Bill Murray playing himself, as he worries no one will show up to his TV show due to a terrible snow storm in New York City.