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National History Day Volunteer Mentors

Monday, Jan 13, 2014

When
Monday, Jan 13, 2014
3:40 PM - 4:40 PM CST

Where

303 McKee Street, Starkville MS

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National History Day (NHD) is a highly regarded academic program for elementary and secondary school students. 

MSU volunteers are needed to act as History Mentors for grades 6-8 and high school as they prepare NHD projects (September - February) to compete at the State Competition on February 22, 2014. Volunteer will be asked to mentor students on Mondays from 3:45pm-5:15pm at Armstrong Middle School (and possibly on Thursday's for research if their schedule allows). For questions please contact Josh Pankey with Armstrong Middle School regarding NHD at jpankey204@gmail.com

About National History Day

Each year, more than half a million students, encouraged by thousands of teachers nationwide participate in the NHD contest. Students choose historical topics related to a theme and conduct extensive primary and secondary research through libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews and historic sites. After analyzing and interpreting their sources and drawing conclusions about their topics’ significance in history, students present their work in original papers, websites, exhibits, performances and documentaries. These products are entered into competitions in the spring at local, state and national levels where they are evaluated by professional historians and educators. The program culminates in the Kenneth E. Behring National Contest each June held at the University of Maryland at College Park, near Washington, D.C.

In addition to discovering the exciting world of the past, NHD also helps students develop the following attributes that are critical for future success: critical thinking and problem-solving skills, research and reading skills, oral and written communication and presentation skills, self esteem and confidence, a sense of responsibility for and involvement in the democratic process.

More than 5 million students have gone on to careers in business, law, medicine and countless other disciplines where they are putting into practice what they learned through NHD.

For more information on National History Day, visit: http://blog.historians.org/2013/06/why-national-history-day-matters-more-than-ever/ and https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_yByDptLRfHTVVYU0tRMUFWWFU/edit?usp=sharing or contact Josh Pankey at Armstrong Middle School at jpankey204@gmail.com.

 

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Created by Meggan Franks on Sep 30 at 1:38 pm
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Repeats Every week on Mon from Sep 30, 2013 until Jan 13, 2014