National History Day competition returns to UW-Green Bay, March 7; 250 students and 160 projects highlighted

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will welcome more than 250 students when it plays host to the Northeastern Wisconsin Region’s National History Day competition on Saturday, March 7, 2020. It’s the 18th consecutive year the event has been held on the Green Bay Campus.

The 250 students, represent 18 schools from throughout the region, with a total of just more than 160 unique projects. Students hail from public and private schools from Brown, Manitowoc, Oconto, Outagamie, Sheboygan and Winnebago counties.

In keeping with this year’s theme of “Breaking Barriers in History,” some project topics include the Stonewall Riots, Muhammad Ali, California Gold Rush, Moon Landing, Nintendo, Civil Rights, artificial hearts, Genghis Khan, Vietnam War protests, Nellie Bly, women’s fashion and the Transcontinental Railroad.

Several of this year’s entries have a tie to northeastern Wisconsin, including projects about Houdini, William Hoy (hearing impaired Oshkosh baseball player credited with developing hand signals used by umpires) and “Walleye Wars.” Some students focused on topics by using the letters and diaries of their grandfathers to tell a personal story connected to history.

“We are proud to have UW-Green Bay serve as host for this exciting academic competition,” said UW-Green Bay’s Deb Anderson, coordinator for the Northeastern Wisconsin region. “National History Day provides students of all abilities and interests an opportunity to learn about a topic of their choosing and present it in a creative way. I am impressed by the depth and range demonstrated by the students in their topic selection, research and final projects.”

For most students, the projects are the result of months of research. Nearly 400 students visited the UW-Green Bay campus to conduct research at the UW-Green Bay Archives and Library. During research field trips, students often are awed by the historical materials they are able to hold in their hands. “We are excited to be part of creating a strong passion for history,” Anderson commented. “It is especially fun to hear the students label it as their ‘best day ever’ or to jump with excitement about a research discovery.”

Students can enter the National History Day competition in a variety of categories, including historical papers, exhibit displays, documentaries, performances and websites. They are required to use primary sources for projects, which often include interviews with individuals who have lived history.

In addition to students, families, educators and friends, the regional National History Day competition relies on over 100 volunteers, including UW-Green Bay students, faculty, alumni and community members. “The dedicated volunteers truly embrace the phrase ‘it takes a village.’” Anderson said.

The 2020 Northeastern National History Day competition will be held in the University Union and Mary Ann Cofrin Hall at UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive. It is free and open to the public. The all-day event has judging taking place from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Awards will be presented in the Weidner Center for Performing Arts at 3:30 p.m.

Winners from the regional competition will move on to the April 18, 2020 state contest, and may have the opportunity to compete at the national competition in Washington, D.C. in June. On an annual basis, National History Day serves more than 600,000 students in all the U.S. states and territories.

For more information, contact Deb Anderson at UW Green Bay Archives at (920) 465-2539 or andersod@uwgb.edu.

 

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More than 300 students attended National History Day at UW-Green Bay

More than 300 students from across four counties and representing 16 different schools made their way to UW-Green Bay on Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019 for the National History Day regional event. Almost 200 projects were presented at UW-Green Bay’s University Union and Mary Ann Cofrin Hall for the all-day event. This year’s theme was “Triumph and Tragedy in History.” Learn more and see the 2019 results.

National History Day 2018 at UWGB

300 students from four counties to compete in National History Day regional event at UW-Green Bay, March 2

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host the Northeastern Wisconsin Region’s National History Day competition on Saturday, March 2, 2019, marking the 17th consecutive year the event has been held on the Green Bay campus. The 2019 National History Day competition will be held at UW-Green Bay’s University Union and Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. The all-day event begins with an opening ceremony at 9 a.m., with judging taking place from 9:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. Awards will be presented at the Kress Events Center at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and media.

The competition will welcome more than 300 students, representing 16 schools from throughout the region, with a total of just fewer than 200 projects. Students hail from public and private schools in a four-county area. Brown, Oconto, Outagamie and Sheboygan counties are represented.

In keeping with this year’s theme of “Triumph and Tragedy in History,” project topics include the Persian Gulf War, Freddie Mercury, Radium Girls, Vincent Van Gogh, Video Games, Clara Barton, Julius Caesar, Kent State, Space Race, Polio Epidemic, Newsboy Strike, Hmong Immigration, Lou Gehrig, Social Security Act and many others. Many of this year’s entries have a tie to Northeastern Wisconsin, including projects about the Peshtigo Fire, Fox Locks System, Joseph McCarthy and Black Thursday (a student demonstration at UW-Oshkosh). Some students focused on World War II topics by using the letters and diaries of their grandfathers to tell personal story connected to history.

“We are proud to have UW-Green Bay serve as host for this exciting academic competition,” said UW-Green Bay’s Coordinator or Archives and Area research Center, Deb Anderson, who is National History Day coordinator for the Northeastern Wisconsin region. “National History Day provides students of all abilities and interests an opportunity to learn about a topic of their choosing and present it in a creative way. I am impressed by the depth and range demonstrated by the students in their topic selection, research and final projects.”

For most students, the projects are the result of months of research. Nearly 400 students visited UW-Green Bay in order to conduct research at the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center located in the Cofrin Library. During one research field trip, a student remarked to his teacher, “Best day ever! I have never done anything this cool in school before.”

“We are excited to be part of creating a strong passion for history,” Anderson commented.

Students can enter the National History Day competition in a variety of categories, including historical papers, exhibit displays, documentaries, performances and websites. They are required to use primary sources for projects, which often include interviews with individuals who have lived history.

Winners from the regional competition will move on to the state contest on Saturday, Apr. 13, 2019, and may have the opportunity to compete at the national competition in Washington, D.C. in June. On an annual basis, National History Day serves more than 600,000 students in all the U.S. states and territories.

In addition to students, families, educators and friends, the regional National History Day competition relies on over 100 volunteers, including UW-Green Bay students, faculty, alumni and community members. “The dedicated volunteers truly embrace the phrase ‘it takes a village,’” Anderson said.

For more information, contact Deb Anderson at the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Cetner at 920-465-2539 or andersod@uwgb.edu.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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National History Day will be hosted at UW-Green Bay on Saturday, Mar. 2

The 2019 National History Day competition for the Northeastern Wisconsin region will be taking on Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019 at UW-Green Bay. Deb Anderson of the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center coordinates the Northeastern Wisconsin region. This year’s theme is “Triumph & Tragedy in History.” Read more.

More than 150 to compete at National History Day, March 3

It will be the 16th consecutive year UW-Green Bay will serve as host

Green Bay, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host Northeastern Wisconsin Region’s National History Day competition on Saturday, March 3, 2018 marking the 16th consecutive year the event has been held at the University.

The 2018 National History Day competition will be held in the University Union and Mary Ann Cofrin Hall at UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive. It is free and open to the public. The all-day event begins with an opening ceremony at 9 a.m., with judging taking place from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Awards will be presented in the University Theatre at 3:30 p.m.  Winners from the regional competition will move on to the April 21 state contest, and may have the opportunity to compete at the national competition in Washington, D.C. in June. On an annual basis, National History Day serves more than 600,000 students annually in all the U.S. states and territories.

The competition will welcome more than 160 students, representing nine schools from throughout the region, with a total of just more than 95 projects. In keeping with this year’s theme of Conflict and Compromise in History, project topics include the Little Rock Nine, Cuban Missile Crisis, Stonewall Riot, Susan B. Anthony, Boston Tea Party, Berlin Wall, Six-Day War, Fannie Lou Hamer, Radium Girls, Nelson Mandela, Hortonville Teacher’s Strike, and many others. Students hail from public and private schools in a three-county area. Brown, Oconto and Outagamie counties will be represented during the event.

“We are proud to have UW-Green Bay serve as host for this exciting academic competition,” said UW-Green Bay’s Deb Anderson, coordinator for the Northeastern Wisconsin region. “National History Day provides students of all abilities and interests an opportunity to learn about a topic of their choosing and present it in a creative way. I am impressed by the depth and breadth demonstrated by the students…in their topic selection, research and final projects.

“After a research field trip to the UW-Green Bay Archives, one student remarked to his teacher, ‘Best day ever! I have never done anything this cool in school before.’ ‘We are excited to be part of creating a strong passion for history,’” Anderson commented.

Students can enter the National History Day competition in a variety of categories, including historical papers, exhibit displays, documentaries, performances and websites. They are required to use primary sources for projects, which often include interviews with individuals who have lived history.

In addition to students, families, educators and friends, the regional National History Day competition relies on 60 volunteers, including UW-Green Bay students, faculty, alumni and community members, to keep it running smoothly, Anderson said.

Its financial sponsors are the Brown County Historical Society, the Green Bay-De Pere Antiquarian Society, the League of Women Voters, the Fox Wisconsin Heritage Parkway, the Historic Allouez Society and the De Pere Historical Society.

For more information, contact Deb Anderson at UW-Green Bay Archives at 920-465-2539 or andersod@uwgb.edu.

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UW-Green Bay to host hundreds for National History Day, March 4

GREEN BAY – More than 350 middle and high school students representing more than 230 projects from 16 Northeast Wisconsin schools will gather for a regional National History Day competition on Saturday, March 4. It is the 15th consecutive year that the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will serve as the host campus.

In keeping with this year’s theme of Taking a Stand in History, project topics include the Boston Tea Party, 1968 Olympics, William Wilberforce and the Transatlantic slave trade, Martin Luther King, Jr., Seneca Falls Convention, Temple Grandin and autism, Scopes Trial, Jesse Owens, and many others. Topics about local history include Robert LaFollette, the 1933 Milk Strike, Theodora Winton Youmans, Carrie Chapman Catt and women’s rights. Students hail from public and private schools, in a six-county area including Brown, Kewaunee, Marathon, Oconto, Outagamie and Waupaca.

“We are proud to have UW-Green Bay serve as host for this exciting academic competition,” said UW-Green Bay’s Deb Anderson, coordinator for the Northeastern Wisconsin region. “National History Day provides students of all abilities and interests an opportunity to learn about a topic of their choosing and present it in a creative way. I am impressed by the depth and breadth demonstrated by the students…in their topic selection, research, and final projects.”

Anderson shares the story of one young student who was making a research-oriented, pre-competition field trip to the UW-Green Bay Cofrin Library’s archives, who remarked to his teacher, “Best day ever! I have never done anything this cool in school before.”

“We are excited to be part of creating a strong passion for history,” Anderson adds.

Students can enter the National History Day competition in a variety of categories, including historical papers, exhibit displays, documentaries, performances and websites. They are required to use primary sources for projects, which often include interviews with individuals who have lived history.

The 2017 National History Day competition will be held in the University Union and Mary Ann Cofrin Hall at UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive. It is free and open to the public. The all-day event begins with an opening ceremony at 9 a.m., with judging taking place from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Awards will be presented in the University Theatre at 3:30 p.m.

Winners from the regional competition will move on to the April 22 state contest, and may have the opportunity to compete at the national competition in Washington, D.C. in June. On an annual basis, National History Day serves more than 600,000 students annually in all the U.S. states and territories.

In addition to students, families, educators and friends, this regional National History Day competition relies on 80 volunteers, including UW-Green Bay students, faculty, alumni and community members, to keep it running smoothly, Anderson said.

Its financial sponsors are the Brown County Historical Society, the Green Bay-De Pere Antiquarian Society, the League of Women Voters, the Fox Wisconsin Heritage Parkway, the Historic Allouez Society and the De Pere Historical Society.

For more information, contact Deb Anderson at UW-Green Bay Archives at (920) 465-2539 or andersod@uwgb.edu.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,700 students. The University transforms lives and communities through exceptional and award-winning teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, and a problem-solving approach to education. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Reminder: campus will be buzzing on Saturday for National History Day

More than 200 students, representing 12 schools from throughout the region, with more than 110 projects will be on campus for National History Day Saturday, March 5.  The students come from public and private schools in an eight-county area including Brown, Oconto and Outagamie counties. It is the 14th consecutive year UWGB is the host site of the regional event. Read more.

200-plus invade campus for National History Day

More than 200 students, representing 12 schools from throughout the region, with more than 110 projects will be on campus for National History Day Saturday, March 5.  The students come from public and private schools in an eight-county area including Brown, Oconto and Outagamie counties. It is the 14th consecutive year UWGB is the host site of the regional event. Read more.

200-plus students to attend National History Day at UW-Green Bay

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host the Northeastern Wisconsin Region’s National History Day competition Saturday, March 5, marking the 14th consecutive year the event will be held on the UW-Green Bay campus.

The competition will welcome more than 200 students, representing 12 schools from throughout the region, with more than 110 projects. Students come from public and private schools in an eight-county area. Brown, Oconto and Outagamie counties will be represented during the National History Day event.

In keeping with this year’s theme, “Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History,” project topics include the Apollo 11 moon landing, discovery of the Titanic, invention of gunpowder, Alexander the Great, development of television, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Olympic athlete Jesse Owens, and many others. Some topics are about local history, among them, the Peshtigo Fire, French Explorer Jean Nicolet, founder of the Green Bay-De Pere Antiquarian Society, Jesse Buchanan, and the Green Bay Packers.

“We are proud to have UW-Green Bay serve as host for this exciting academic competition,” said UW-Green Bay’s Deb Anderson, coordinator for the Northeastern Wisconsin region. “National History Day provides students of all abilities and interests an opportunity to learn about a topic of their choosing and present it in a creative way. I am impressed by the depth and breadth demonstrated by the students…in their topic selection, research, and final projects. After a research field trip to the UW-Green Bay Archives, one student remarked to his teacher, ‘Best day ever! I have never done anything this cool in school before.’ We are excited to be part of creating a strong passion for history,” Anderson said.

Students can enter the National History Day competition in a variety of categories, including historical papers, exhibit displays, documentaries, performances and websites. They are required to use primary sources for projects, which often include interviews with individuals who have lived history.

The 2016 National History Day competition will be held in the University Union and Mary Ann Cofrin Hall at UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive. It is free and open to the public.

The all-day event begins with an opening ceremony at 9 a.m., with judging taking place from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Awards will be presented in the University Theatre at 3 p.m. Winners from the regional competition will move on to the April 23 state contest, and may have the opportunity to compete at the national competition in Washington, D.C. in June. On an annual basis, National History Day serves more than 600,000 students in the U.S. states and territories.

In addition to students, families, educators and friends, the regional National History Day competition relies on 80 volunteers, including UW-Green Bay students, faculty, alumni and community members, to keep it running smoothly, Anderson said.

Its financial sponsors are the Brown County Historical Society, the Green Bay-De Pere Antiquarian Society, the League of Women Voters, the Fox Wisconsin Heritage Parkway, the Historic Allouez Society, and the De Pere Historical Society.

For more information contact Deb Anderson at UW Green Bay Archives at (920) 465-2539; or andersod@uwgb.edu.

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