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ERIC Number: EJ837203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2745
A Tribute to Gary Nash
Jason-Fives, Alli
History Teacher, v42 spec iss p49-51 Jan 2009
In this article, the author gives tribute to Gary Nash, a brilliant scholar, an award-winning professor, a prolific writer, a true humanitarian, and a revered historian. She honors him for his work with public school teachers. He has provided the educational support, encouragement, and motivation behind the importance of teaching history. Here, the author recalls her collegial relationship with Gary which goes back to the early 1990s, when she was chosen to be a teacher-associate with the newly established National Center for Teaching History in the Schools. Gary had a vision that a collaboration between university professors and K-12 school teachers could result in a renewed excitement and respect for teaching history. Through lectures, curriculum writing, and collaborative discussions, the first group of thirty teachers in Southern California had the unique opportunity of working with historians in world and U.S. history. Their goal was and still is to "make history come alive" in the classroom as a story well-told.
Society for History Education. California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840-1601. Tel: 562-985-2573; Fax: 562-985-5431; Web site: http://www.thehistoryteacher.org/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California