Jacqueline C. Catten, Granger High School teacher, is one of 10 teachers nationally who have been named to receive the NBC National Teachers Award.
The teachers are being recognized for innovative uses of television in the classroom to teach students about freedom of the press and the First Amendment.The award is being presented for the first year. Each winner will receive $1,000. The award is jointly sponsored by NBC and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The two entities believe rewarding outstanding teachers is the best way to encourage discussion of First Amendment issues.
Catten asked her students to keep journals on how freedom of the press and First Amendment issues affected their lives daily. The project helped the Constitution come alive for her students, those presenting the award said.