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Webpage last updated: January 31, 2023
Florida History Day annually honors an educator with the Teacher of Merit Award for creative history teaching within and outside the classroom. To be eligible, a teacher must be a participant in the Florida History Day program with at least three years of experience. The individual selected will receive a $500 prize, sponsored by Florida Council for History Education (FLCHE).
1. Development and use of creative teaching methods that interest students in history and help them to make exciting discoveries about the past.
2. Exemplary commitment to helping students develop their interest in history and recognizing their achievements.
Interested teachers should submit an application form, resume, and narrative about how they meet the evaluation criteria. They also must submit three letters of support, written by a student, parent, colleague, or administrator.
Applications must be mailed or emailed to the FHD state coordinator by March 29, 2023.
Download the Teacher of Merit Award Criteria and Application ( Word, 328 KB)
Mail applications to:
Florida History Day Coordinator
Museum of Florida History
500 S. Bronough St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
Email applications to: