We invite all American history teachers whose approved curriculum teaches students about the American Revolution era from 1750 to 1800 to apply for the Dr. Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award. The award is is open to all teachers at the elementary, middle school or high school levels at a recognized public, private, or parochial institution. A separate contest is held at each of the three educational levels; elementary school level, middle school, and high school. The competition begins with our local chapter contest. Teacher candidates interested in entering the contest complete the required application and submit a written essay of not less than 1000 words discussing the importance of teaching the American Revolution era. The essay may also describe any extraordinary teaching techniques or innovative projects utilized by the teacher to teach the American Revolution. The contest is aimed at teachers who are still actively teaching, have taught for at least three years, and who are in the early or middle stages of his or her career, having at least 15 years of productive classroom teaching remaining. Winning entries then progress to state and national level compeititon. The national winner receives a significant cash prize and reimbursement to travel a symposium, workshop, or conference related to teaching about the American Revolution.