History teacher recognized by national organization
Bellefonte Area High School history teacher Chris Morris has been working with students on lessons about World War I as part of U.S. 601 class curriculum. She said the topic intrigues her because it didn’t just change European politics and society; it also impacted the rest of the world. Now, National History Day is recognizing Morris with a scholarship to participate for free in the Legacies of World War I webinar series where she has the opportunity to engage in online courses with teachers from around the world to study more about the great war and bring what she’s learned back into the classroom. Through this, the 114 teachers involved, including Morris, can also earn graduate credit or professional development hours. The program is in partnership with the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission and National History Day – a nonprofit organization based in College Park, Md. that seeks to improve history education.