National History Day Wrap-Up
The Student Historians that competed at the Michigan History Day State Competition have so much to be proud of! They presented their projects and answered the judges' questions with detailed and knowledgeable responses.
The final results revealed that two of the three projects placed 3rd in the State of Michigan in their division and these students were alternates in case one of the top two entrants was unable to attend the National History Day Competition this June! (They found out today that the Finalists in their categories will all be attending and their projects are no longer needed this year.)
Every one of my Student Historians has now capped off a fantastic year of learning and can look back on their experience with a great sense of accomplishment. Each and every one of my students created a persuasive and analytical project on a person in US History that was significant to them. I couldn't ask for anything more! My goal was to replicate a Genius Hour project within the parameters of a content-area class and this was definitely achieved!
Now that the 2016-2017 experience is complete I will reflect over the summer and prepare to guide my new classes on their journey this fall!