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Team Wisconsin 2013 on the National Stage

National History Day Team Wisconsin 2013

Sixty of 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 follow their exploits on Facebook. Updates will publish daily June 10-14.

Culminating Months of Preparation

These students represent the top one percent of the more than 10,000 students from 250 schools who participated in the National History Day program in Wisconsin this academic year. Participating students worked for months to create historical research projects related to the program's 2013 theme, "Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events." The Wisconsin Historical Society coordinates the National History Day program in Wisconsin.

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 2013.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

National History Day in Wisconsin is made possible, in large part, through the generosity of private donors. The Wisconsin Historical Society is proud to sponsor the program with support from Culver's, the Wisconsin Society of Mayflower Descendants, Mrs. Carroll A. Heideman, Alliant Energy / Alliant Energy Foundation, U.S. Bancorp Foundation, Dick Grum, The QTI Group, and Worzalla. The Society also thanks Ralph and Virginia Kurtzman, the friends and family of John C. Geilfuss, and Dr. George Miller for establishing endowments that provide ongoing support for National History Day in Wisconsin.

:: Posted June 10, 2013

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