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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.

Category Tips Series: Exhibits

Wed, 2012-02-08 09:38

School History Day events are happening fast and furious in these early days of February, and students are making changes and updates to their projects. This series of blogs will offer hints for each category to help students make the best possible showing at school and possibly regional events.

Primary Sources 101

Thu, 2012-01-19 05:58

Primary sources can be a tricky business: what are they? where are they? how do I use them?

In some situations, it can be difficult to pin down the exact nature of a primary source, especially when it comes to citing that source in a bibliography. And even trickier still, a lot of people have slightly different definitions of what constitutes a primary source.

Here are a few rules of thumb to think about, regarding primary sources:

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