Rob Kuban, an eighth grade American History teacher at Maryville Middle School, has been recognized by the East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) for his creative work to instill in his students an appreciation for the region’s and nation’s history.
The Teaching Excellence Award was presented at the ETHS Annual Meeting of the Membership on June 2 at the East Tennessee History Center in downtown Knoxville.
“Mr. Kuban’s creativity and passion for teaching is impressive,” says Cherel Henderson, director of the East Tennessee Historical Society. “By working with his students to creative history projects, he is helping them to find the connection of history to their own lives.”
Now in its 28th year, the East Tennessee Historical Society Awards of Excellence program recognizes projects across our 35-county region. Nominations are judged by a panel of folks with an overall understanding of the region and its history. Winning projects are chosen on the basis of quality and history content.
Established in 1834, the East Tennessee Historical Society pursues its educational mission through teacher and student programs, lectures, publications, and tours. The new Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee exhibition, which opened last fall, highlights three centuries of life in the region through artifacts, images, quotes, audio and video, and interactives for children. www.eastTNhistory.org.