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Call for Proposals

The Arizona Council for History Education will hold its annual conference on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Salt River Project’s Corporate Headquarters, 1500 N. Mill Avenue, Tempe. The theme for the conference is: “Breaking Barriers: Voices That Impact Our Story.” 

​We encourage proposals focused on individuals or groups in history who used their voice to break barriers. The theme will stress the importance of teaching the historical context of institutional and systemic power structures when interpreting and analyzing dissenting voices to fully understand the resistance faced and the impact on history. The theme will also emphasize the many ways voices can be raised such as: the spoken and written word, the visual arts, music, dance, theater and sports. These forms of dissent reflect the society in which they were created and were forceful agents for change. Our aspiration is to help students find their voice on current issues, by analyzing literary and artistic creations of the past in historical context.

With the timing of the conference at the start of school, we encourage presentations that will equip teachers with essential secondary sources, quality primary sources, engaging classroom activities, and “shovel-ready” projects. Sessions will include U.S., world, and Arizona history, and innovative ways to teach and share history. Proposals should address the Arizona content and/or literacy standards for history/social studies. ”

This Call for Proposals is intended for those who wish to present content and/or successful instructional strategies in history. Presentations are limited to 50 minutes.

The Call for Proposals is now open! Please submit your proposal via this Google form: If you have questions or can't access the form, please email

We will accept proposals until Friday, March 22, 2019. All applicants will be notified by Friday, April 5.

All presenters must register for the conference and pay to attend. ACHE appreciates your support!

Arizona Council for History Education