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 around 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.
IN MEMORY OF HENRY FRANCIS HICKS, JR.
Steve Armstrong captured Henry Hicks when he said, "Henry WAS NEHTA."
Henry was a lovable Renaissance man. A self-proclaimed Tory who believed that the British should have won the Revolution, he was a scholar, raconteur, and middle school social studies teacher for many years. Oh, to have sat in on a few of those classes!
A SPECIAL AND IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE NEHTA
Latest News & Updates
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
March 19, 2021 - Details on the 2021 Laska Award nomination process have been modified, including the deadline to apply, which is May 1, 2021. Please see the most up to date form by clicking here or visiting the Awards page.
March 26, 2019 - On Monday, March 18, 2019, the NEHTA held its annual awards ceremony following NERC49 at Framingham State University. The award winners were as follows...
Dr. Robert Allison (Professor, Suffolk University) - Kidger University Award
Mr. Nathan Rand (Teacher, Weymouth High School) - Kidger Secondary Award
Ms. Siobhan McKenna (Student at Stonehill College, Student Teaching at Norton High)- Vera Laska Award
Mr. Keith Dauer (Board Member, NEHTA) - Hicks-Kennedy Award
2019 NEHTA Award Winners and their Presenters (left to right, top row... Michael Medeiros, Melissa Beck, Dr. Robert Allison, Keith Dauer, Lori Bihler... left to right, bottom row... Nathan Rand, Siobhan McKenna, Charles Newhall)
2019 NEHTA Kidger University Award Winner (Dr. Robert Allison) and his Presenter (Charles Newhall)
2019 NEHTA Vera Laska Award Winner (Siobhan McKenna) and her Presenter (Melissa Beck)
2019 NEHTA Kidger Secondary Award Winner (Nathan Rand) and his Presenter (Michael Medeiros)
2019 NEHTA Hicks-Kennedy Award Winner (Keith Dauer) and his Presenter (Charles Newhall)
February 25, 2019 - Details on the 2019 Laska Award nomination process have been modified, including the deadline to apply, which is March 1. Please see the most up to date form by clicking here.
January 25, 2019 - A few new resources have been added to the various sections within our Resources tab, so be sure to explore around and check them out.
January 23, 2019 - The NEHTA is seeking input from YOU in order to help shape our next annual conference. Please fill out the Google Form linked here to let us know what topic(s) interest you, and what day(s) would work best.
October 13, 2018 - Unfortunately, our Annual Conference (1918: 100 Years Later), which was planned for October 20, 2018 has been cancelled. Our sincerest of apologies to all those who were interested, but please stay tuned to NEHTA for other potential conferences and events. If you had already registered for the conference on 1918 at Sturbridge on October 20, we will be in contact with you ASAP in regards to refunding your cost.
September 13, 2018 - Information, registration, and payment options for NEHTA's 2018 Annual Conference (1918: 100 Years Later) are now available. Please see the "Annual Conference" page for more details.