National History Day Contest @ LPMS: It's Not Just a Day, It's a Life-changing Experience!
Each November, eligible LPMS students are introduced to the National History Day (NHD) Guided Independent Study Program at LPMS, supervised and taught by Lorena Wilder, certified Library Media/Technology and Social Studies teacher. Students may select any world, national, local or regional historical topic of interest to research, regardless of current curriculum studies, as long as it relates to the annual theme. The 2019/20 theme is Breaking Barriers in History
What is NHD? "National History Day is a year-long academic program focused on historical research, interpretation and creative expression for 6th- to 12th-grade students. By participating in NHD, students become writers, filmmakers, web designers, playwrights, and artists as they create unique contemporary expressions of history. The experience culminates in a series of contests at the local and affiliate levels and an annual national competition in the nation's capital in June"--NHD website.
Each spring between forty to eighty LP Middle School students participate in the Regional History Day Contest at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. Over the past decade, more than one hundred LP students have gone on to place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in their categories, making them eligible for participation in National History Day in Colorado, the state-level competition held in Denver in early May. Several students have also gone on to represent LPSD as part of the Colorado State Delegation to the National History Day Contest in June. Contact Mrs. Wilder or your child's social studies teacher, and/or go to the NHD website for more information about this exciting research and learning opportunity.
Important Dates for 2020:
Regional Contest Registration & Fee deadline: January 8-31, 2020
Website and Paper entries for Regional Contest due: February 17, 2020
Regional Contest (Colorado College, Colorado Springs): Saturday, February 29, 2019
Colorado State Contest (UCD in Denver): Saturday, May 2, 2020