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Nominate the 2013 Civic Education Teacher of the Year

14 August, 2013

Do you know a teacher you feel is deserving of this recognition, perhaps even you?

The Michigan Civic Education Teacher of the Year Award is given annually to elementary or secondary teachers of civics, government and law-related education who have demonstrated exceptional expertise in preparing students to become informed and engaged citizens.

Submit a maximum two page summary of the teacher’s civic education activities, including up to two letters of recommendation.  Nominations may be submitted by the teacher or other individuals.

Among other factors, applicants for the award will be judged on the following criteria:

Excellence in the instruction of law-related civic education;

Initiative in the development of law-related/civic education materials and programs;

Leadership in the teaching profession by promoting law-related civic education;

Effective use of community resource persons in support of law-related/civic education. 

The nomination deadline is September 13, 2013.  The nomination package can be submitted via e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to 306 Townsend, Lansing, MI  48933.

The recipient will be announced at the Michigan/Great Lakes Regional Social Studies Conference on Saturday, October 19 at the Lansing Ramada Conference Center.  

The Michigan Law-Related Civic Education Teacher of the year Award has been presented yearly by the Michigan Center for Civic Education since 1984. 





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