Educators Contests

2021 Abdelkader Prizes for Educators

Emir Abdelkader (1807-1883)
Teacher for the World

4 Prizes at $600 each IN ASSOCIATION WITH NATIONAL HISTORY DAY
IN IOWA.

The Abdelkader Education Project (AEP) invites individual educators or a team of teachers to adapt AEP’s educational resources for their classrooms.

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Criteria for Entry

Based upon the life story and values of Emir Abdelkader, coupled with contemporary connections, educators will:

  • Adapt AEP curricula
  • Implement at least two lesson plans based upon AEP curricula; for more guidance please see the AEP Lesson Plan Format.
  • Provide teacher’s reflections and student feedback on the experience
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Eligibility

Educators of grades 6-12, teaching in Iowa.

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AEP Resources

Materials are adaptable for social studies, history, government, civics, sociology, geography, political science, philosophy, religion, biography, theatre, the military, and leadership development.

Please see our teaching guides and curricula.

We are available to help you craft teaching units.

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Why teach Abdelkader in Iowa?

You’ll be able to share with your students a little known fact about America’s heartland, show history through the lens of the conquered, challenge stereotypes and encourage critical thinking, social emotional  learning, and a broader perspective on history.