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To Present under the MCHCE Banner at the 2014 MEA/MFT Annual Educators’ Conference

MCHCE is already planning for the 2014 conference, which will be held October 16-17. 2014 in Missoula, MT. We encourage you to present as part of our MCHCE curriculum group. The Applications to Present are available now! The deadline to submit your application to present is April 30, 2014. In addition to providing high-quality hour and two-hour sectionals, we are also working to secure our keynote presenter and offer a mini-institute session at MEA. Please check back for details!

If you haven’t already, please become a member today!

MCHCE is working closely with the Montana Historical Society this year to provide each member with a subscription to the Society’s Montana: The Magazine of Western History. We have also partnered with Cicero: History Beyond the Textbook to provide each member with access to common core aligned teaching resources, methods, and strategies for elementary, middle, and high school classrooms.



With the final “Biographies of a Nation” Teaching American History grant’s activities now completed, we are working with our outside evaluator, Education Northwest, to complete the Final Performance Report and are reflecting on our Teaching American History activities over the course of the last 10 years. We have amassed many presentations, handouts, video, and lessons learned and are working to make as much of the materials we have accumulated available through the internet.

Some of the ways we are providing these resources is through our
Facebook Page and Pinterest boards. If you haven’t already, we encourage you to “Like” us on Facebook, and then click “Show Updates” and “Following” under the banner picture to ensure you receive our posts in your feed. You can also “Follow” us on Pinterest under MCHCE. Our materials are easy to find under organized by era and topic boards.

Even though our TAH project is over, we are working hard to continue bringing quality Professional Development in history and civics to Montana teachers through expanding our partnerships and programming. We are doing this through the following the
MEA/MFT Annual Educators’ Conference, encouraging Civics Education, and expanding Memberships with special incentives.

Jim Bruggeman
Executive Director, MCHCE

Danice Toyias
Deputy Director, MCHCE

American History Teacher Resources
Trying to find links or materials for a specific time period in American history? We've arranged our resources by era and they include: links, presentations, lesson plans, curricular materials, and alignment guides.
Era 1: Three Worlds Meet (Beginnings to 1620)
Era 2: Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763)
Era 3: Revolution and New Nation (1754-1820s)
Era 4: Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Era 5: Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Era 6: The Development of the Industrial United States (1870-1900)
Era 7: The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
Era 8: The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
Era 9: Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s)
Era 10: Contemporary United States (1968 to the present)


MCHCE Mission
The Montana Council for History and Civics Education (MCHCE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of history and civics education in the state of Montana. This includes supporting history curriculum through evaluating state standards, curriculum and assessment; promoting quality pre-service preparation for history teachers; and working to strengthen the content of K-12 history and civics education in Montana schools. MCHCE is committed to providing professional development for state history teachers through annual MEA/MFT educators’ conferences and providing regional and local workshops.

Our organization offers memberships as a way to support Montana history teachers and history enthusiasts. As our organization grows, we will continue adding features to support history and history education! All tax deductible memberships are only $30/year and give you a subscription to the Magazine of Western History and Cicero.

Please consider making a tax deductible donation to the Montana Council for History and Civics Education today.


We are now on Pinterest! Find links to Amazing American History Teaching Resources through our boards!


MCHCE Newsletters
The following links provide access to the PDF version of our archived newsletters.
Fall 2010, Issue #01
Spring 2011, Issue #02

Site Last Updated: April 23, 2014