National History Day

National History Day is somewhat like a science fair, but for social studies.  Students choose a topic fitting the year’s theme, which for 2022 is Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures Consequences. They can choose topics from any time and place as long as it is historical, fits the theme, and has available sources.  This activity will also require time outside of the classroom and involves research followed by creation of a project in the form of a paper, website, documentary, exhibit, or performance.  Meetings for this group are tentatively planned for after school every other Wednesday from 4:40 to 5:40, with initial meetings guiding students through the process followed by meetings to discuss individual projects.  NHD usually takes place in the spring but I haven’t seen a specific date yet.  If your child loves learning about the past and its effect on our lives today, and is interested in participating, please have them email me at dmccullough@k12albemarle.org.