The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is seeking nominations for the annual Ohio History Teacher of the Year Award.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is seeking nominations for the annual Ohio History Teacher of the Year Award.

The winner will receive a $1,000 honorarium and will be in the running for the National History Teacher of the Year Award to be selected this fall. His or her school library will receive a core archive of history books and materials.

This year, only elementary teachers are eligible for nomination.

The History Teacher of the Year Award is designed to promote and celebrate the teaching of American history in classrooms across the U.S., according to the announcement from the New York City-based institute.

The nomination deadline is Friday, March 13. For more information, contact Chris Pascarella, state coordinator for the award, at (419) 289-5608 or cpascare@ashland.edu, or visit www.teachingamericanhistory.org/htoy.

The selection of the state winner is based upon several criteria, including experience in teaching American history for at least three years, evidence of creativity and imagination in the classroom and close attention to documents, artifacts, historic sites and the other primary materials of history.

Founded in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History promotes the study of American history. More information is available at www.gilderlehrman.org.