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Northwest Middle School Teacher Named “Teacher of Year” by Tennessee History Day; Students’ Documentaries Place at State Level

Mr. Chris Standridge, 8th grade social studies teacher at Northwest Middle School, was named a Tennessee History Day Teacher of the Year during the 2014 Tennessee History Day competition in Nashville.  This award recognizes innovation and creativity in the classroom to inspire students to develop a love of history.  Each winner is awarded $500 and nominated for the National Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award, presented by National History Day in June.

 

Also at Tennessee History Day, four students from Mr. Standridge’s class competed and excelled in the “Documentaries” category:

 

  • Brooke Allen and Lindsay Jones earned first place with the documentary “A Season in Hell:  The Rwanda Genocide.”
  • Lyric Ray and Hanna Hayles earned second place with the documentary, “If Not Us:  The Rights and Responsibilities of America during Segregation,” and first place with an African American history project entitled, “If Not Us.”

 

 

The students and Mr. Standridge represented Tennessee at National History Day at the University of Maryland earlier this month.

 

Mr. Standridge can be reached at chris.standridge@knoxschools.org.

 

For more information about Tennessee History Day, visit www.tennesseehistory.org

 

Northwest Middle School Teacher Named “Teacher of Year” by Tennessee History Day; Students’ Documentaries Place at State Leve  

Students in the photo include (L to R):  Lyric Ray, Hanna Hayles, Lindsay Jones, Brooke Allen.