Wisconsin Historical Society National History Day in Wisconsin Update

February 2009
National History Day logo Greetings!

Greetings from National History Day in Wisconsin! It's officially NHD event season and we have been enjoying seeing student projects at school events over the past few weeks. Updates for this month are brief but important. Pay special attention to registration information for regional competitions and be sure to contact us with any questions. We love hearing from you!
Registration forms and materials for the 2009 NHD in Wisconsin regional events are available on the NHD in Wisconsin website. Please make note of event dates and deadlines. If this is your first year participating in NHD, it is a good idea to send a message to your regional coordinator letting them know that you intend to participate. We hope to see you soon!
Are you hosting a school History Day competition? You can find useful materials to plan and run your event on the NHD in Wisconsin website, including judging instructions, comment sheets, and more.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2009 NHD Summer Institute, "Philadelphia: The Birthplace of Democracy," taking place in Philadelphia from July 13 through July 19. The institute will explore the history and legacies of Philadelphia as the first great American city. The Institute will improve the teaching of history by introducing participants to the most up-to-date scholarship on the history of Philadelphia, familiarizing them with the range of primary sources available for studying and teaching about a city that played an integral role in shaping this nation, and modeling effective methods by which to encourage active and engaged learning.  These methods can readily be transferred to the study of other cities in the United States.
Teachers of history/social studies (U.S. and World) in middle and high schools, librarians, and media specialists are invited to apply. The institute covers room and board (double occupancy) during the institute, field trips, and books and materials. Applications are due March 30, 2009. Additional information and application materials are on the NHD in Wisconsin website.

All orders for NHD exhibit boards, available through the Minnesota History Day program, should be submitted by February 13. Unlike the typical science fair boards that can be purchased at office supply stores, these exhibit boards have proportional panels and more height.  This creates a more balanced display of images, sources, and text. In order to be shipped, boards and title panels must be ordered in increments of 10.  Exhibit boards are $7.00 each and title panels are $2.00 each. Prices include shipping and handling. More information and an order form are available on the NHD in Wisconsin website (PDF, 30KB).
Thanks for reading. We are excited to have you as part of National History Day in Wisconsin!

Sarah Clement, State Coordinator
National History Day in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Historical Society