North Puget Sound Regional History Day Contest: Friday, March 19

Thursday, January 21, 2010

About 400 north King County students in grades 6 through 12 will be displaying the results of their historical research at the Shoreline Center on Friday, March 19 as part of our History Day contest.

Teachers in classrooms throughout the state are having their students follow the National History Day
model to complete projects that develop their ability to think critically, go well beyond textbooks to do research in primary source materials, and develop their communication skills. Some of those students show their work at a series of contests sponsored by the Washington State Historical Society.

These students have used primary and secondary sources to inquire into topics of their choosing that are related to the theme announced by the National History Day program. This year’s theme is “Innovation in History: Impact and Change.” We now get to see their historical papers, exhibits, documentaries, performances, and websites.

Three-person teams of judges will critique their work and select the best representatives to compete at the state contest to be held this year at Bellevue College on Saturday, May 1.

Adults with an interest in helping students develop their skills can become members of our judging panels by contacting judging coordinators Gayle Edwards and Don Wilson at the
History Day email.

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