In a ceremony in New York City on October 22, 2013, Bancroft Prize-winning historian Kenneth T. Jackson (Columbia University) presented fourth-grade teacher Jill Szymanski with the Gilder Lehrman Institute's National History Teacher of the Year Award. Jill shared her appreciation for the honor and reflections on what she has discovered about high-quality history teaching, from her days as a student to her current efforts to inspire her own students to think critically and become scrupulous, productive citizens.

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