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Oct. 15, 2008
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EMU alumna receives Michigan Council for History Education honor

YPSILANTI —Rachel Krumwiede (‘08) has received the 2008 Jim and Annette McConnell Educator Award for Excellence in Teaching History from the Michigan Council for History Education.

The council awards three awards annually. Krumwiede is the award recipient in the pre-service category.

Krumwiede, the education coordinator at the Yankee Air Museum at Willow Run Airport, received the award based on creating educational programs for the museum.

“I am developing programs that include not only history, but art, astronomy, aviation, English, science and social studies as well. What makes our formal programming so unique is the Cart Program that we are developing,” said Krumwiede. “The Cart Program is dynamic in that it gives me the capability to not only deliver the programs on-site, but it also allows me to take our programs directly to the schools.”

Krumwiede is currently working on three projects including: Family Night! Halloween in the Hanger,” scheduled Oct. 24, 6-9:30 p.m.; developing a curriculum to enable Boy Scouts to earn an Aviation Merit Badge at the museum; and creating a teacher advocacy panel so that teachers can share ideas.

While a student at EMU, Krumwiede was the president of Phi Alpha Theta and the Student History Association.


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