Brunswick Teacher Selected for National History Seminar
Upper School history teacher Steve Mandes has been named as one of only 120 teachers selected for a National History Day® (NHD) spring professional development program — focusing on using online Library of Congress resources to develop and support historical arguments.
The teachers chosen for this honor represent NHD’s 58 affiliates across the country and around the world.
“The skills and strategies Mr. Mandes is developing through this series will benefit his students over the course of their academic and professional careers,” said National History Day Executive Director Dr. Cathy Gorn.
“As a Library of Congress TPS Consortium member, NHD is incredibly fortunate to be able to offer this opportunity for teachers, especially now as teachers and students continue to address challenges of non-traditional learning settings required by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”
For several months, Mandes has worked with his peers around the country and National History Day staff to build knowledge for teaching with online Library of Congress resources. Upon completion of the series, he will have demonstrated the ability to share with his students key strategies for researching, supporting, and presenting historical arguments bolstered by these primary sources.