Judges, sponsors sought for 2012 History Day at Colorado State University - Pueblo

 Judges, sponsors sought for 2012 History Day at Colorado State University - Pueblo

PUEBLO – On March 10, Colorado State University-Pueblo will host the Southeastern Colorado History Day, which aims to improve the teaching and learning of history in American schools, and seeks judges and contributors from the community.

National History Day is an opportunity for teachers and students to engage in real historical research and to learn history by selecting topics of interest to them.  The theme for 2012 is Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History.  Middle school and high school students  present their research in five categories: Paper, Exhibit, Performance, Documentary, and Web Site.

Southeastern Colorado History Day Coordinator Eileen Gose seeks individuals and organizations to help make the occasion a success. Individual volunteers are needed to judge student entries at History Day on March 10.  A formal background in history is useful, but not a requirement.  The key criteria are enthusiasm about history, eagerness to support history-minded youth, and willingness to learn and apply the rules of the History Day project.  Judges will receive a two-hour training session a week or two before the event.

Organizations and businesses are needed to make financial donations.  Contributions will finance ribbons and awards for the participants as well as provide breakfast and lunch for the judges.  To investigate further Southeastern Colorado History Day, please visit http://static.www.colostate-pueblo.edu/itc/historyday , call (719) 676-3249 or email goseranch@gmail.com.  

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