Team Wisconsin, Ready for Nationals
Forty-seven Wisconsin students who competed in the statewide finals of National History Day on May 1 will represent the Badger state at the national event June 13-17 in College Park, Maryland. Students came to the Wisconsin Historical Society headquarters in Madison to share their historical research with historians, educators and other young scholars as they competed for the opportunity to represent Wisconsin in the nationals. The 47 finalists emerged from a field of 9,200 students representing 114 schools statewide that took part in National History Day this year.
National History Day a Yearlong Commitment
Participating students worked for months to create historical research projects related to the program's 2010 theme, Innovation in History: Impact and Change. After selecting topics and completing extensive research, students presented their conclusions as documentaries, museum-style exhibits, dramatic performances, historical papers and websites.
Participation in National History Day continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Check back in mid-June to share in the adventures of Team Wisconsin by reading their online journal, just as Team Wisconsin 2009 did, as they present their projects to national judges and explore the Washington, D.C., area.
Educators who would like more information on National History Day can find curriculum materials and contact information on the National History Day home page.
The Society congratulates all of the Wisconsin students who were involved in National History Day projects this year and wishes our finalists the best of luck!
:: Posted May 3, 2010