Bringing History into Focus with Analysis, Interpretation and Deduction
National History Day is a national contest encouraging students to engage in hands-on research of historic, cultural and social experiences of the past. Each year, students choose an historical topic, conduct primary and secondary research, and present their works. Students may write a paper, put together an exhibit, create a performance, produce a documentary or design a Web site to exhibit their materials.
The theme for the 2010 National History Day is “Diplomacy and Dialogue in History: Successes, Failures, Consequence.” Visit www.nationalhistoryday.org for more information about the contest, and be sure to utilize SIRS Knowledge Source (SKS) and this month’s Spotlight of the Month, which highlights myriad historical events, subjects and documents. Articles and Web sites include: