Providence Day School American History teacher Edward “Ted” Dickson has been selected to receive the 2015 American History Teacher Award by the Mecklenburg chapter, Sons of the American Revolution.
“An integral part of our Society’s community work with youth is honoring American history teachers who teach the history of the founding of our country,” said Jim Wood, program chairman with the Mecklenburg Sons of the American Revolution. “We honor these extraordinary educators at private, public, and parochial institutions, who teach our children in a middle or high school setting, for actively addressing the history of the American Revolutionary era.” In the photo below, Mecklenburg chapter director Guy Chamberlain, on right, presents the award to Edward Dickson.
The Dr. Tom & Betty Lawrence SAR American History Teacher Award winner will represent a teacher whose instruction on the Revolutionary War era from 1750 – 1800 demonstrates educational efforts in the classroom that exceed and excel above current, accepted, curriculum requirements.
Mr. Dickson has served as the chairman of the history department at Providence Day School since August 1991. He wrote in his submission essay, “the American Revolution is critical for an understanding of United States History. Students and citizens need to know the origins of our most important values, such as freedom and liberty, so that they can understand debates about those values and the contested nature of American identity.” In the photo below, left to right, Guy Chamberlain, Edward Dickson, and Jim Wood, program chairman, pose for a photo following the ceremony.
As Mecklenburg chapter’s selected award recipient, Mr. Dickson advances to the North Carolina Sons of the American Revolution statewide history teacher contest, which will be held in mid February.