2012 District History Day – March 20, 2012

Great Prairie AEA will honor area students’ grades 6-12 to compete in History Day on March 20, 2012, in at Fairfield Arts and Convention Center, Fairfield, Iowa.

There are two divisions of competition: junior and senior.  There are nine categories of entries of each division: individual exhibit, group exhibit, individual documentary, group documentary, individual performance, group performance, individual website, group website, and individual paper.

Students choose a history topic related to National History Day’s annual theme.  This year’s theme is “Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History”.   Students conduct extensive research over the course of the school year, and create performances, documentaries, papers, website, or exhibits with the assistance and guidance from their teachers.

Winning students in district competitions may move on to state competition, and the top two entries in each category and division at state contests are eligible to participate in the national contest in June in College Park, Maryland.

Area teachers, historians, parents, grandparents volunteer their time to judge entries.

National History Day is more than a contest, it is reforming the way history is taught and learned.

Event Contact: Shannon Johnson, Shannon.johnson@gpaea.org or 800-382-8970 ext. 1136.

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