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Our History Day program is an enrichment option for our most motivated and dedicated students. Participants create projects in accordance with National History Day standards as part of a nation-wide competition.
Key dates at a glance (scroll down for weekly obligations in detail):
November: Program introduced to all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders through SS.
- All interested participants must submit an individual Intent to Participate essay by 11/14. Assignment is here.
Tuesday, 2/12: All History Day students will stay after school (until 4:10 p.m.) for a draft review session. A complete draft of the project, process paper, and annotated bibliography is due at this event.
Thursday, 2/21: Websites and Papers for the Manchester Contest and due by 11:59 p.m. Papers must be uploaded to your child’s registration profile.
Thursday, 3/7: Websites and Papers for the Norwich Contest and due by 11:59 p.m. Papers must be uploaded to your child’s registration profile.
Saturday, 3/9: Contest day for Manchester region participants. The regional coordinator will send families a detailed letter as the day approaches.
Saturday, 3/23: Contest day for Norwich region participants. The regional coordinator will send families a detailed letter as the day approaches.
*Checklist: What to bring to District History Day.
All Judging Appointments are scheduled between 9 and 12. The Awards Ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. You may leave after your judging appointment and return for Awards.
State Contest: Saturday, 4/28, Central Connecticut State University
National Contest: June 10-14, University of Maryland
Obligations for Participants Week by Week. (For a low-tech paper version, OR to see the whole program at a glance, see Milestones Sheet given out at Orientation.)
See Milestones Sheet in Google Classroom for a list of interim due dates and obligations!
Sat, Mar 9
Manchester History Day- all day- letter with contest details will be sent by the coordinator.
Saturday, Mar 23
Sat, May 4
State History Day: Central Connecticut State University (for students who placed first, second, or third at Districts)
National History Day: University of Maryland (for students who placed first or second at States)
*Checklist: What to bring to Regional History Day. Be here between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. for registration!
"National History Day makes history come alive for America's youth by engaging them in the discovery of the historic, cultural and social experiences of the past. Through hands-on experiences and presentations, today's youth are better able to inform the present and shape the future. NHD inspires children through exciting competitions and transforms teaching through project-based curriculum and instruction."
-National History Day's Mission Statement, www.nhd.org
Please contact Mrs. McMunn or your Social Studies Teacher with questions. The History Day program is generally introduced in November.
Connecticut History Day is led by Connecticut's Old State House with support from the Connecticut League of History Organizations and the Connecticut Humanities' ConnecticutHistory.org.
Major funding provided by Connecticut Humanities.
Manchester History Day. Judging appointments are scheduled between 8:30 and 1. Let us know ASAP of any major conflicts that day so the coordinator can ensure you have a time that works for you.
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