With regional competitions starting in March, it's a great time to learn more about National History Day. You can hear more about the program at our Wisconsin Council for Social Studies presentation or see the program in action by volunteering at one of our competitions this spring.
REGISTER FOR REGIONAL NHD COMPETITIONS Registrations will be due soon for upcoming regional events in March and April. Please note the following to prepare your students:
- Registration Deadlines: Check our website for registration materials and deadlines. Registration materials must be received by the deadline by your regional coordinator. These deadlines are often several weeks before the competition date.
- Papers and Websites: Paper and website entries must be completed in advance of the competition and are due at the same time as registration materials. This allows judges sufficient time to review projects in advance of the competition.
- First Time?: If this is your first time at a History Day event, be sure to email the regional coordinator and let them know. You may also want to check out our Competitions Power Point to get a better idea of what a History Day event looks like.
FIND US AT THE 2012 WISCONSIN COUNCIL FOR SOCIAL STUDIES CONFERENCE The 2012 Wisconsin Council for Social Studies conference will take place in Middleton on March 18 - 19. In addition to many other great sessions, there will be two presentations from the Wisconsin Historical Society:
- Learn more about National History Day in Wisconsin. See sample projects, hear about the framework of the framework of the program, and learn about ways you can begin using it in your classroom.
- See the wide variety of resources available from the Wisconsin Historical Society. We can help you to make history come to life in your classroom using award-winning publications, our world-class library and archives, historic sites and museums around the state, and an in-depth website.
Visit the conference website for registration information.
VOLUNTEER FOR NATIONAL HISTORY DAYVolunteers are a critical part of the National History Day program in Wisconsin. Hundreds of volunteers are needed to serve as judges at competitions. Volunteering at a National History Day event is a rewarding experience. Judges work on panels to interview students, provide feedback on student work, and select finalists. People with research, museum, history, or education experience make great judges as well as history enthusiasts or people with backgrounds in documentaries, performances, and web or exhibit design. Training is provided for all judges on the day of the competition.
- Milwaukee: Saturday, March 3
- La Crosse, Wednesday, March 21
- Madison, Saturday, March 24
- Eau Claire, Thursday, March 29
- Green Bay, Saturday, April 14
- Stevens Point, Sunday, April 15
- State Event (Madison): Saturday, May 5
Sign up on our website for any of these events!
ATTEND THE OAH CONFERENCE IN MILWAUKEEThe 2012 Organization of American Historians conference will take place in Milwaukee from April 18 - April 22. They invite teachers to turn their conference experience into a guided professional development opportunity. Earn graduate credit or graduate audit credit (UW-Eau Claire) or a Certificate of Completion. Graduate credit option includes preconference readings and postconference lesson-development project. For more information, visit the UW-Eau Claire website or check out the event program.
APPLY FOR LANDMARKS OF AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE WORKSHOPS
Each year National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops provide the opportunity for K-12 educators to engage in intensive study and discussion of important topics in American history and culture. These one-week programs give participants direct experiences in the interpretation of significant historical and cultural sites and the use of archival and other primary evidence.
Amount of Award: Teachers selected to participate will receive a stipend of $1,200 at the end of the residential Workshop session. Stipends are intended to help cover living expenses, books, and travel expenses to and from the Workshop location.
Eligibility: These projects are designed principally for classroom teachers and librarians in public, charter, independent, and religiously-affiliated schools, as well as home-schooling parents. Other K-12 school personnel, including administrators, substitute teachers, and classroom professionals, are eligible to participate, subject to available space. See individual Workshop websites for full eligibility requirements.
How to Apply: Please visit Workshop websites for expanded descriptions and detailed application information. You may request information about as many Workshops as you like, but as noted above, you may apply to no more than two programs and may participate in only one. The application deadline is March 1, 2012 (postmark).
- Springfield, IL: "Abraham Lincoln and the Forging of Modern America," June 25-29 or July 16-20
- Chicago, IL: "The American Skyscraper: Transforming Chicago and the Nation," July 8-14 or July 22-28
- Santa Fe, NM: "Contested Homelands: Knowledge, History, and Culture of Historic Santa Fe," June 17-23 or June 24-30
- Chapel Hill, NC: "Crafting Freedom: Black Artisans, Entrepreneurs, and Abolitionists in the Antebellum Upper South," June 21-26 or July 12-17
- Kansas City, MO: "Crossroads of Conflict: Contested Visions of Freedom and the Missouri-Kansas Border Wars," June 24-29 or July 8-13
- Concord, MA: "At the Crossroads of Revolution: Lexington and Concord in 1775," July 22-27 or August 5-10
- New York, NY: "Empire City: New York from 1877-2001," June 24-30 or July 8-14
- San Diego, CA: "Empires of the Wind: Exploration of the United States Pacific West Coast," June 24-29 or July 15-20
- Hartford, CT: "Huck, Jim, and Jim Crow," July 9-13 or July 23-27
- Lowell, MA: "Inventing America: Lowell and the Industrial Revolution," June 24-29 or July 15-20
- Cleveland, MS: "The Most Southern Place on Earth: Music, History, and Culture of the Mississippi Delta," June 24-30 or July 8-14
- Atlanta, GA: "The Problem of the Color Line: Atlanta Landmarks and Civil Rights History," July 15-21 or July 22-28
- Chicago, IL: "Renaissance in the Black Metropolis: Chicago, 1930s-1950s," July 8-14 or 22-28
- Oakland, CA: "Spanish, Mexican, and American California: Reframing U. S. History at Peralta Hacienda," June 18-23 or 25-29
- Toledo, OH: "The War of 1812 in the Great Lakes and Western Territories," July 22-27 or August 5-10
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Sarah Aschbrenner, State Coordinator
National History Day in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Historical Society