Clair Keller
The Clair Keller Development Instructional Project Grant applicant must submit a project proposal on line, including the main purpose of the project, objectives, schedule for completion, and how it will improve Social Studies instruction, with a cover page with the applicant’s name, school, and address. The applicant must be a member of ICSS. The Clair Keller Development Instructional Project Grant winners receive a grant of $250. The winner must also present at the next ICSS fall conference. Applications (project proposal) must be completed no later than May 31st.

For more information, contact awards chair:
Kimberly Heckart
401 76th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

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Dr. Clair Keller was a pioneer in social studies education. Clair came to Iowa State University in 1968 where he received dual appointments in the Education and History departments at ISU. Previous to his appointment to Iowa State University, he developed team-teaching techniques at a Seattle area high school. Clair taught at ISU until his retirement in 2002.Clair pioneered many methods for teaching social studies and history, and mentored many student teachers around Iowa. He also started the Iowa History Day program, taking the young winners to Washington, D.C. for the national contest. Clair is also remembered for his many portrayals of George Washington in programs with children and adults in Iowa and other states. After retirement from Iowa State, he taught through the College for Seniors Program at ISU.Dr. Keller was President of the Iowa Council for the Social Studies 1980-1982. He also served on the National Council for the Social Studies Board of Directors from 1983-1985. Clair did numerous presentations at both ICSS and NCSS conferences.
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