Who We Are
Welcome to NCHE!
More than twenty years ago, the National Council for History Education was founded to bring together historians, teachers, education specialists, university faculty, community leaders, museums, archives, libraries, and historical societies to ensure not only that history was being taught in our schools, but that excellence of instruction and learning occurred.
Today, NCHE is involved in activities across the country that support our mission of leading in teaching and learning of history, including:
Professional development workshops for teachers through the federally funded Teaching American History Grant Program.
An annual conference where the best and brightest teachers, college and university faculty, and public historians gather to share ideas about effective teaching strategies and great content in history education.
An active advocacy program that works to secure support at the federal level for ensuring that history remains a core discipline within the curriculum.
Special conferences and programs, such as our Civil Rights Conference, that will bring leaders in the Civil Rights movement together with K-12 teachers.
A nationally-regarded series of membership publications including curriculum guides, our newsletter, History Matters, and Historically Speaking—the publication of The Historical Society.
State councils in 26 states working on local advocacy issues and providing professional development for teachers.
Should you be a part of NCHE?
Curious to learn more? Spend some time on our web site, check out our LinkedIn and Facebook pages, look at our roster of Board members. Then consider joining us. Behind the Members Only section are some wonderful opportunities: discounted admissions to major museums across the country, reduced prices on books from major history publishers, access to a rich archive of pedagogical and historical materials, and more.
Joining today will allow you to take that next step in your passion for history.
Peter S. Seibert