Fort Ticonderoga will host its National History Day on Saturday, March 3, 2018 in the Mars Education Center. The 2018 theme is “Conflict and Compromise in History.” Students can participate in five categories: historical paper, exhibit, website, documentary, or performance. Students compete in two divisions: Junior (grades 6-8) and Senior (grades 9-12). Six northern New York counties are eligible to participate: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, St. Lawrence, and Warren.
The first and second place winners in each category and in both divisions advance to the New York State History Day contest in Cooperstown, New York, on Monday, April 23, 2018. The top finishers at the state level advance to the National History Day contest in College Park, Maryland, June 10-14, 2018.
“More than half of a million students from all 50 states participate annually in a program that develops the critical thinking skills necessary for success in today’s business world,” said Rich Strum, Director of Academic Programs at Fort Ticonderoga. “A recent study found that this project-based program has proven benefits such as increased test scores, greater aptitude for reading comprehension, and analytical skills.”
North Country teachers interested in learning more about History Day can contact North Country History Day Coordinator Rich Strum, Director of Academic Programs at Fort Ticonderoga, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Photo: Students from Gouverneur Middle School participated in North Country History Day held at Fort Ticonderoga in March 2017. North Country students are working on their projects now in preparation for North Country History Day on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Fort Ticonderoga.