Wisconsin Historical Society National History Day in Wisconsin Update

April 2010
National History Day logo Greetings!

Only two more regional competitions before the 2010 NHD in Wisconsin State Event! Even if you don't have students participating in the state contest this year, we hope that you will consider joining us for an exciting day of historical scholarship. Keep reading to learn more!

Registration materials for the state event are due at the Wisconsin Historical Society on Monday, April 19. Please note that this is a received by deadline, not a postmark deadline. You can check online to see if we have received your materials: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/teachers/historyday/state_confirmation.asp.

Paper entries and website materials are also due at this time. Website students must also be finished with any website revisions by the end of Monday, April 19. No further edits will be permitted in the NHD Website Editor after the registration deadline passes.

Please be sure to have state finalists read through their packet of registration information. State finalists should pay attention to required materials for the competition (process papers, annotated bibliographies) and double-check for other rule compliance issues (word count, time limit, etc.). Just like at regional competitions, judges at the state will be instructed to pay special attention to this issue.

Educators and other visitors are always welcome to join us at the state event. Seeing a History Day competition in person can be a great way to learn more about the program before implementing it in your own classroom. Watch documentary and performance presentations as they take place. View paper and website entries on display in the Wisconsin Historical Society Headquarters building. Check out the exhibits during public viewing in the exhibit hall.

Visitors can find a general event schedule and other information on our website
Get a jumpstart on NHD 2011 with this workshop, taking place in Milwaukee on Saturday, May 8 from 8:30 - 12:00. NHD in Wisconsin staff will lead educators in a discussion of the 2011 NHD theme and explore implementation strategies for the upcoming school year. Participants will also take a closer look at the National History Day program and review skills that are keys to any successful research project, including thesis statements, project organization, and have the opportunity to "be the judge" in evaluating History Day projects.

Current participation in NHD is not required, but knowledge of the structure and framework of the program is recommended. Sign up online!
Web Site Category Students
National History Day is looking for your feedback on the website category and NHD Website Editor.
  • What were your students' experiences with the new software program? Did it meet their needs? Were any of their ideas limited by the software?
  • Did you see an increase in the number of entries at your school in the website category? If so, how did the popularity of this category compare to other categories?
  • Any other feedback on the category in general?
Please feel free to send a message to the state coordinator, Sarah Clement, who will compile responses to send to the national office.
2009 Teacher of the Year
The national NHD office sponsors several teacher awards for participating educators across the country. Each year, Wisconsin also selects one educator as our Teacher of the Year. This educator is recognized at the State Event for their support of and contributions to National History Day and history education in the state. To nominate yourself or another educator for this honor, please contact the state coordinator. Nominations are due at the WHS by Monday April 19, 2010.
Sarah Michele and SarahTHANKS FOR READING!
We appreciate your support of National History Day in Wisconsin.  We are excited to have you as part of our program!


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