Maine National History Day is an annual event for teachers and students in grades 6-12 which promotes critical thinking skills through project-based learning.
Instructors can utilize Maine National History Day in their classrooms as a learning tools because it adheres to a variety of academic standards and teaches students presentation and critical thinking skills. This project-based learning experience is an interesting way to make history fun for students of all abilities.
Students enjoy National History Day because it gives them an outlet to explore their own interests in history. Students learn valuable skills as they are encouraged to obtain an understanding of the past through original research. Utilizing primary sources, students create projects in the form of exhibits, documentaries, dramatic performances, papers, and websites for presentation at the Maine statewide competition.
For more information please contact Maine NHD State Coordinator:
John Taylor Phone: 207-474-7133 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click the link below to read the national description of what National History Day is.
Maine History Day is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the University of Maine campus in Orono, Maine.
2014 Event Theme:
Rights and Responsibilities in History!
Click the link below to read the National History Day theme information.
Student Resources for Entering the Competition:
Click the link below to learn more about creating National History Day projects.
Though the Maine National History Day competition is not until Saturday, April 12, 2014, there will be a series of events beginning in September and continuing throughout the year for instructors interested in National History Day.
Click the link below to read the schedule of events for National History Day in Maine.
Click on the link below to view a list of teacher resources for Maine National History Day
Click the link below to access the Maine National History Day Winners Archive.
Maine National History Day is co-organized by the University of Maine and the Margaret Chase Smith Library. This year-long educational program for grade 6-12 students is made possible by the support of organizations and individuals throughout the state. The major financial contributors this season are the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation, four units from UMaine, Orono (the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the College of Education and Human Development, the UMaine Humanities Initiative, and the Department of History), the Maine Humanities Council, the Maine Historical Society and National History Day. In addition, donations of time and money from scores of schools, teachers, parents, students, and local historical societies and cultural organizations from across the state make the program possible.
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