Teacher Coal Study Unit (CSU) Program: 1993–2020


Grant monies and education materials are made available to teachers for the creation, development and implementation in their classroom of a study unit (lesson plan) based on coal.

In order to give incentive for participation and recognition for performance, CEDAR awards cash prizes to teachers whose units place First, Second and Third places in each grade level of (K-4th), (5th-8th) and (9th-12th).

A Teacher-of-the-Year Award valued at ($3,000) is awarded to the teacher determined to have the best overall until of all three grade levels. Over the past twenty-six years CEDAR has granted ($695,500) for the implementation of (1,327) Coal Study Units involving (2,912) teachers and (102,300) students.

Coal Study Unit Packet 2019-2020 (PPT)

Coal Study Unit Teacher Awards Program 2019-2020 (PDF)

Teacher’s Assist Video Guide (PPT)

Please select the buttons below to download the forms and email them to
cedarincky@gmail.com when they have been completed.


First Place Teaching Units By Grade Level

Click on a year to download PDF copy of First Place Coal Study Unit

* These Teaching Units are currently unavailable.