April 21, 2009
Students Explored the Individual at National History Day State ContestOn Saturday, April 4, more than 500 young history enthusiasts participated in the National History Day in Missouri state competition. This annual, all-day event encourages the learning of history by young adults in grades 6-12 through student-created projects. This year’s theme was “The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies.” [pdf]
Over 2,500 students participated in regional contests across Missouri with the hope of making it to the state contest, and first- and second-place winners in each division qualified for the National History Day contest finals on June 14-18. Prizes are awarded at all levels, including college scholarships for national winners.
National History Day is a yearlong program dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of history in elementary and secondary schools. The annual competition is the nation’s oldest and most highly regarded humanities contest for students in grades 6-12. NHD is open to all types of students—public, private, parochial, and home-school; urban, suburban and rural.
National History Day in Missouri is an educational outreach program of The State Historical Society of Missouri and the Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia.
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