Wisconsin Historical Society National History Day in Wisconsin Update

April 2011
National History Day logo Greetings!

Only two more regional events left before we get ready for the 2011 NHD in Wisconsin State Event. There are many ways for you to get involved and learn more about the program!
  • Green Bay: Saturday, April 9
  • Stevens Point: Sunday, April 10

View our website for coordinator contact information.  

Judging at NHD Events
VOLUNTEER FOR NHD IN WISCONSIN

Volunteering at a the National History Day in Wisconsin State Event is a rewarding experience. There is simply no other place where you can see so many young people excited about history. Judges work on panels of three to interview students, provide feedback on their work, and select finalists. Volunteers are also needed to serve as room monitors, supervising competition areas and managing the competition schedule.  A complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided for all volunteers as well as a 2011 Wisconsin History Day T-shirt. To register, sign up online.   

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POLICYMAKING WITH A HISTORICAL LENS

Policymaking with a Historical Lens is a specialized research-based class for advanced high school students, utilizing the world-class records at the Wisconsin Historical Society on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Wisconsin was the starting place for some of the policies and reforms now being debated across the nation. Delve into these topics and more as you apply historical knowledge to policies that shape our lives today.

 

This class and others are part of the Accelerated Learning Program, developed by the Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WCATY) for academically talented high school students who want to explore interdisciplinary knowledge in a college learning environment. Students in this selective three-week residential program gather on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus to challenge themselves and build relationships with peers that will last a lifetime. The program begins June 19 and runs through July 9. To learn more about the program, visit the WCATY website. Applications are due April 29, 2011.

 
READ WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE NATIONAL EVALUATION OF NHD
The first national evaluation of National History Day finds that students who participate in the program perform better on high-stakes tests, are better writers, more confident and capable researchers, and have a more mature perspective on current events and civic engagement than their peers. Participants also show a greater ability to collaborate with peers, manage their time and persevere - all skills employers say are lacking in today's workforce.

Check out the American Association of State and Local Historians website to read comments - or add your own - about the power of National History Day in the classroom. 
Sarah Michele and SarahTHANKS FOR READING!
Be the first to reply to this email and win a copy of "The Changing Workforce: Teaching Labor History with City and County Directories," published by the Wisconsin Historical Society.

We appreciate your support of National History Day in Wisconsin.  We are excited to have you as part of our program!
 
Sincerely,

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