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2012 National Qualifier, Emma Weisner participates in "A Salute to Freedom"

Fri, 2012-12-21 09:31

To celebrate the opening of the US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, The National WWII Museum partnered with National History Day to bring 51 middle and high school students to New Orleans to represent all 50 states and the District of Columbia. As part of this honor, each student selected a way their state influenced or was influenced by World War II. The students chose a variety of ways their state contributed to the American war effort.

2012 International Conference on WWII - Archive Videos

Wed, 2012-12-12 14:41

WWII Topic? Four sessions from this year's International Conference on WWII are now archived for use by History Day students. View them using the link below.

- Presentations by Jerry Strahan, author of Andrew Jackson Higgins and the Boats that Won World War II and Betty Reid Soskin, a 91 year old Ranger with the National Park Service who discusses what it’s like to suddenly find yourself a “living primary source.”

- A discussion with Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk, the navigator aboard the Enola Gay when it dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima

That All-Important Paperwork

Thu, 2012-03-15 10:18

Sometimes, finishing a History Day project can seem like the end of a marathon. Months of research, writing and project creation leads to great satisfactions, but also a bit of exhaustion. 

But the actual project itself is not completed until all the paperwork is wrapped up. The bibliography and process paper should never be an afterthought; that information is among the most important that judges will review. 

Top Five Reasons to Attend a Help Session

Fri, 2012-03-09 15:38

If you are a History Day student advancing to the State History Day content, congratulations! If you are still waiting to compete at regionals, good luck! Keep in mind that state qualifiers have the opportunity to meet up with a History Day staffer to get feedback on their projects before the State contest on April 29. 

But if you're wondering exactly why you should go and get some extra help (especially if your teachers and parents and event judges have already given you some advice), here are the top five reasons why you absolutely should sign up for a Help Session.

Regional Event Judging: What to Expect

Thu, 2012-03-01 10:57

Regional event season officially begins in two days! Thousands of students around the state will soon be presenting their hard work to a team of judges, and for many students, this is their first academic encounter with someone other than their parent or teacher. 

Judging can be a nerve-wracking process for some students, especially if they're not quite sure what to expect. Here are a few things students can expect from their judging at a regional event:

Category Tips Series: Papers

Thu, 2012-02-23 11:30

The research paper category is the most traditional format for a historian's work, and probably the format that you will be creating the most if you head to college. For your pre-college career, a History Day paper might be the longest one you have ever written.

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