Thursday, June 4, 2009

AHS 4th grade Arizona History Book Wins Award

Congratulations to the Arizona Historical Society for winning a 2009 Award of Merit for Educational Programming Excellence from the American Association for State and Local History for the Arizona Story.

The Arizona Story represents the new generation of educational programming. Written by our own Kyle McKoy of the Arizona Historical Society, the 4th grade textbook combines vivid graphics, museum collections, state and national history, and supports multiple intelligence learning strategies for the classroom. The text is aligned with the 4th grade Social Studies Standard and places a special emphasis on analyzing and assessing primary resources. The Arizona Story accurately covers Arizona history from prehistory to the present, spotlights significant history from various regions around the state, and excites young students to explore their state history and take pride in their community.

In less than 20 years, today’s fourth-graders will make political decisions and policies that will affect the preservation of our state’s history. An appreciation for Arizona’s past will ensure their decisions are wise and well-informed.

Kyle is going to Indianapolis in August to receive this award. Congratulations on a well written book.

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