More than 450 Michigan elementary, middle, and high school students will compete at the Michigan History Day State Finals on Saturday, April 26, at the Saline Middle School. Junior- and Senior-level age divisions will be vying for a spot on the Michigan Delegation, which moves on to the National History Day contest held this June in College Park, Maryland.
Area residents are encouraged to attend the event which runs from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The public will be able to view student performances, documentaries, and exhibits. Three historic sites in Saline will be offering special tours and presentations to participants and the publicon Saturday. An event schedule and more information can be found at http://www.hsmichigan.org/mhd/.
“We have a record number of students competing this year at the state finals event, and we are very excited to see some top-notch projects,” said Tamara Barnes, Michigan History Day State Coordinator. “The students applied this year’s theme—Rights and Responsibilities in History—to create exhibits, websites, papers, documentaries, and performances that will showcase their research skills and their creativity.”
Michigan History Day (National History Day in Michigan) offers a fascinating opportunity to move social science beyond routine learning. Students perform research on an individually chosen topic. They then present their work through the disciplines of writing, art, literature, music, drama, and/or visual communications.
Michigan History Day is an educational program of the Historical Society of Michigan, the state’s oldest cultural organization. Lead sponsors of History Day include the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Meijer, the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation, Amway, Holland Area Historical Society, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, and Saline Middle School.
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