Wisconsin Historical Society National History Day in Wisconsin Update

March 2009
National History Day logo Greetings!

Greetings from National History Day in Wisconsin! The event season is in full swing and we are looking forward to seeing many of you at regional NHD events. If you or your students have questions, please feel free to contact us about anything!
 
As a special bonus, take a sneak peek at the 2010 NHD theme, Innovation in History: Impact and Change, later in this update.
 
Event Registration at NHDNHD IN WISCONSIN REGIONAL EVENTS
Interested in seeing National History Day in action? Join us at one of the 2009 NHD in Wisconsin Regional Events! Visitors are always welcome and can see a variety of projects, meet students, and talk to participating educators. Event dates and contact information is available on the NHD in Wisconsin website.
 
Theme Logo 2010NHD 2010: INNOVATION IN HISTORY
During the 2009-2010 school year, National History Day invites students to research topics related to the theme: Innovation in History: Impact and Change. If you had already looked ahead at future themes, you'll notice that this is a different wording for the theme. The national NHD office has modified the theme slightly in an effort to make it more accessible to students and to force the issue of immediate impact and long term change because of the innovation. You can read the 2010 theme sheet on our website.

 
2009 NHD SUMMER INSTITUTE
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.
 

 
INTERESTED IN ORAL HISTORY? 
The Oral History Program at UW-Madison will be hosting the 2009 Oral History Day at UW-Eau Claire on April 26-27. A full day of workshops on oral history projects and methods will be held on Monday, April 27. More information and registration is available on the program's website.
 Sarah ClementTHANKS FOR READING!
Thanks for taking the time to learn more about NHD in Wisconsin. The first ten educators to respond to this message at historyday@wisconsinhistory.org will be entered in a drawing to win a copy of the 2002 first place senior individual performance, "The Woman Rebel: Margaret Sanger, the Law, and the Birth Control Revolution," on VHS. 
Thanks for reading. We are excited to have you as part of National History Day in Wisconsin!
 
Sincerely,

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