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Glenn Orlando Blough

Glenn Orlando Blough, American author, educator. Recipient Distinguished Service to Science Education citation National Science Teachers Association, 1971; Special Recognition for contribution to science education Council Elementary Science International, 1971; award for contribution to literature of natural history American Nature Study Society, 1980.


  • Blough, Glenn Orlando was born on September 5, 1907 in Edmore, Michigan, United States. Son of Levi and Catherine (Thomas) Blough.

  • Education

    • Student, Central Michigan College Education, 1924. Doctor of Laws, Central Michigan College Education, 1950. Bachelor, University Michigan, 1929.

      Master of Arts, University Michigan, 1932. Postgraduate, Columbia, 1937. Postgraduate, University Chicago, 1938.


    • Teacher secondary schools, Michigan, 1925-1927, 29-31. Instructor State Teachers College, Ypsilanti, 1932-1936, assistant professor science education Greeley, Colorado, 1937-1938. Instructor University Chicago, 1939-1942.

      Specialist science United States Office Education, Department of Health, Washington, 1947-1955. Professor education University Maryland, from 1956. Education consultant National Geography Society, since 1970.


    • Discovering cycles,
    • Text and suggested projects explore some of the cycles found in nature, such as day and night, the seasons, the water cycle, the cycle of growth, and others.


    Served as lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, World World War World War II. Member National Education Association, Association Supervision and Curriculum Development, Association Childhood Education, American Association of University Professors, National Council Elementary Science (president 1947), National Science Teachers Association (president 1957-1958, adviser educational policies commission), Elementary Principals Association, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Sigma.
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    Born September 5, 1907
    Died August 31, 1995
    (aged 87)
    • 1924
      Central Michigan College Education
    • 1950
      Central Michigan College Education
    • 1929
      University Michigan
    • 1932
      University Michigan
    • 1937
    • 1938
      University Chicago
    • 1925 - 1927
      Teacher, secondary schools
      Michigan, United States
    • 1932 - 1936
      instructor, State Teachers College
      Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States
    • 1939 - 1942
      instructor, University Chicago
    • 1947 - 1955
      specialist, science United States Office Education
      Washington, United States
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