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2010 National History Day Finals Underway

A group of National History Day students celebrate their arrival at the event's national finals in College Park, Maryland

Wisconsin's best and brightest middle- and high-school history students are in College Park, Maryland, this week to take part in the national finals of National History Day, culminating yearlong research projects designed to help them learn how to conduct scholarly research using primary and secondary sources. And, throughout this week, you can read about their adventures in a daily blog written by the students themselves.

The 2010 state finalists emerged from a field of 9,200 students representing 114 schools statewide that took part in National History Day this year. 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 present their conclusions as documentaries, museum-style exhibits, dramatic performances, historical papers and websites — this time before a team of national judges. Good luck and best wishes, Team Wisconsin 2010!

:: Posted June 14, 2010

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