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The College of Liberal Studies and the and History Department are proud sponsors of National History Day (NHD), a program that engages middle school and high school students in historical research and academic competition. Research begins in late fall, and culminates in school, regional, and state-level contests beginning in the spring. NHD provides University of Wisconsin-La Crosse students the opportunity to engage with young scholars at a number of stages in the research and competition phases. At UWL all history and history education majors and minors are encouraged to participate in National History Day.
The National History Day program at UWL is overseen by Assistant Professor Patricia Stovey. She can be contacted at email@example.com or 608.785.8353.
Call for Volunteers!
Calling all student and citizen volunteers to help out with
this year’s National History Day Contest.
The theme “Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History,” promises a wide
range of subjects for historical discussion and debate. Please contact Patricia Stovey to sign up,
ask questions, and receive further instructions. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Below are the available opportunities; more details here.
Western Region NHD
Time: 7:30-1pm. (Finishing
time will vary depending upon judging assignment) Location: Cartwright Center, UWL Campus
Dates: Wednesday, February 17; Tuesday, Feb 23; Wednesday,
February 24; Thursday, February 25; Friday, February 26; Thursday, March, 3;
and Monday, March 14.
Time and locations vary.
Please contact email@example.com
for further information
National History Day’s Kenneth E. Behring National Contest wrapped up June 18, 2015 and Team Wisconsin had a great time competing, touring, and experiencing life on a Big Ten campus. First and foremost NHD is an educational program, and this was certainly in evidence at the University of Maryland’s College Park campus where the entire contest was set up with learning in mind. Students presented their final revised work, lived in Maryland’s dorms, ate at a college cafeteria, navigated the D.C. Metro, hiked down the National Mall, and mixed with fellow contestants from as far away as China. Whether they came home with a ribbon or not, every student gained valuable knowledge that they can take into their future.
As competitors Team Wisconsin did very well! The state brought home a first place for
Senior Paper, a second in Junior Individual Exhibit, and received a $5000
special prize, Outstanding Entry Tied to a Historical Site. Overall eight entries qualified as finalists,
having finished in the top 14 for their category. Competition is very tight at
the National Contest with around 100 entries per category, so to be a top 14
finisher is difficult to do and a major accomplishment.
Go to nhd.org to see the
The 2015 Western Regional Contest was held at the Cartwright Center on the UWL campus Monday, March 30th, 2015.
Congratulations to all the students who competed at the State Contest held Saturday, April 25. Our Western Region will be well represented at the June 2015 Kenneth Behring National Contest with students from Cochrane-Fountain City High School, Onalaska High School, La Crosse Central, Holmen Middle School, and Lincoln Middle School. Good luck!
2015 complete State results with finalists and alternates
2015 Regional Award Winners
2015 Regional Monetary Award Winners
Interested UWL history minors and majors as well as members of Phi Alpha Theta and faculty are strongly encouraged to participate as judges at this regional event as well as earlier local school events in late February and early March. Please contact Professor Stovey if you are interested.
Wisconsin Historical SocietyNational History DayLibrary of Congress American Memory Project National Archives Digital ClassroomInternet Modern History Sourcebook (Fordham University) Smithsonian MuseumsUnited State Holocaust Memorial MuseumLa Crosse History Unbound
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)