​​​Oklahoma Council for History Education

​​​​February, 2019

OKCHE Newsletter

Greetings From the President

Happy New Year! I am Kristy Brugar, the OKCHE's President for 2019-2020.  I am an Associate Professor of Social Studies Education in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma.  Previously, I was an assistant professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and a middle school social studies teacher in Maryland and Michigan.  My research interests include social studies and history education, interdisciplinary instruction involving social studies, literacy, and visual arts, and teacher development. In addition, I serve as the Vice Chair on the Board of Directors for the National Council for History Education.  I can be reached or

The Board of Directors and I are working to make OKCHE a part of your professional learning.  With that in mind, please look for frequent posts about history resources and opportunities on our Facebook page, Twitter feed, and on our website.

As a member of OKCHE, your voice is an important part of the organization.  At our last board meeting, we amended our constitution. In order to ratify those amendments, we need approval for these changes.  Please go to the following
link and vote accept or reject the changes.  We appreciate your participation in this process and it should take less than 10 minutes of your time.


​Meet an OKCHE Member:

Lyndal Caddell

Curtis Inge Middle School, Noble, OK
44 years teaching middle school

 My favorite thing about teaching history is,

“connecting the past and present and seeing the kids light up when they get it.”


Please send along information about yourself to be a featured member!  Email with your name, school, years teaching, favorite thing about teaching history, and a picture.

Featured Source for History Education

Share your favorite resource(s): email with the resource, a link, and a couple of sentences about the source.

Professional Opportunities

  • February. 12, 2019: National Cowboy and Western Heritage Center, Ecology and the West workshop for elementary teachers 


  • February. 15, 2019:  National Cowboy and Western Heritage Center, Ecology and the West workshop for secondary teachers

  • February 15, 2019 (applications due):  NCHE Teacher Advisory Group 

  • February 28, 2019 (applications due):  Mount Vernon, Teacher Fellowship Programs 

  • March 1, 2019 (applications due): James Madison Fellowships 

  • March 1, 2019 (applications due): National Endowment for the Humanities

  • March 4, 2019 OR March 5, 2019:, Causes of the Civil War workshop