New England History Teachers Association
Welcome to the online home of the New England History Teachers Association (NEHTA). Founded in 1897, the NEHTA is the nation's oldest association of history and social studies teachers. Explore our website for more information on our organization and various resources for teaching social studies. Visit us often to stay informed on the latest in both history and education.
NETHA Endorses OAH/AHA Statement on Use of Historical Information
Latest News & Updates
November 8, 2023 - Board members updated to reflect the most recent changes. Awards have been updated to reflect upcoming opportunities. Membership page to join or renew has been updated to the most current pricing options.
January 30, 2023 - Avon Old Farms is hosting a conference titled "Teaching in the 21st Century" that "aims to make sense of the twenty-first century, contribute to scholarship about it, affect how it’s taught, and historicize events over its first two decades. Attendance is open to teachers, academics, school administrators, and policy makers" (para. 1). Learn more and register here.
April 10, 2022 - On Saturday, April 23 ASCH (The Association for the Study of Connecticut History) will host a full-day virtual conference on the topic of "Teaching History with Courage." Secondary school teachers, university instructors, pre-service teachers, and others interested in the teaching of history and controversies related to this topic are all invited to attend. High school and college students are also invited to attend.
Keynote sessions will be presented by Professor David Blight from Yale University, who will speak on the main theme of the conference and by Professor Manisha Sinha from the University of Connecticut, who will speak on the controversies surrounding the teaching of slavery.
A panel discussion by educators on the topic of "Teaching History with Courage" will follow Dr. Blight's presentation. This will be followed by a panel on "Accessing Digital Resources in History." An early afternoon panel will focus on "Fostering Inclusivity in History and Social Studies Education," with separate sessions on "African History in Global and Local Contexts," "Hispanic and Latino Voices in the Curriculum and Archives," and "LGBTQ History from Connecticut's Past and Present." A special part of the "Hispanic and Latino Voices" panel will be a presentation by Dr. Paul Ortiz from the University of Florida.
The final panel of the afternoon will be on "Disrupting White Supremacy in American History." Nataliya Braginsky, the 2021 Gilder Lehrman National American History Teacher of the Year, will be part of this panel.
To register for this conference, please click https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asch-2022-spring-conference-teaching-history-with-courage-tickets-294219146387
The cost to attend the conference is $15 for non members, $10 for members, and free for students and presenters.
To see the full schedule for the conference please visit https://asch-cthistory.org/
March 19, 2021 - The NEHTA is proud to announce the recipients of its annual awards for 2020...
Dr. Annette Gordon-Reed (Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard) - Kidger University Award
Mr. William G. Jordan (Teacher, Philips Exeter Academy) - Kidger Secondary Award
Ms. Rena Klein (Board Member, NEHTA) - Hicks-Kennedy Award