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Regional History Day

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George Santayana wrote, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." History provides knowledge for unlocking all other realms of human development. The study of history provides a solid foundation not only for history and social studies education majors, but for careers in law, business, government, international relations, journalism, library services and museums, to name but a few.

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    What is History Day?

    History Day is a nationally acclaimed history education program that encourages middle school and high school students to become writers, filmmakers, web designers, playwrights, and artist as they create unique interpretations of the past. History Day makes history come alive through active student learning and provides educators with professional development opportunities.

    Students can enter one of five categories of competition (papers, exhibits, performances, documentaries, and websites) in the junior division - grades 6th through 8th - and senior division - grades 9th through 12th. They can work as individuals or in groups in every category except the paper.

    Students can participate at their local school or enter a regional contest. The 2018 Eastern Washington Regional History Day contest will be held on February 24, 2018, at Eastern Washington University (please see dates and links below). This regional competition is being sponsored by the College of Social Sciences and the Department of History at EWU. The top three winners of each category may continue onto the Washington State History Day competition, which is sponsored by the Washington State Historical Society (http://www.washingtonhistory.org/education/historyday/). Winners of the State competition can attend the National History Day contest June 10th-14th, 2018 (https://www.nhd.org//).

    2018 Eastern Washington Regional History Day Dates & Information:

    2018 Eastern Regional History Day Registration and Payment links

    Photos

    History Day Students

    History Day Stan Lee Board

    History Day Student with Project

    Tragic Times in American History

    History Day Students with Presentation

    Contact Information

    Valerie Burnett
    103 Patterson Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004-2424

    email: vburnett@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.359.6238

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