The Contest Regional Events: 4,500 students Defined by ECSU boundaries, contests occur throughout the month of March State Event: 1,200 students University of Minnesota, Twin Cities April 29, 2012 National Event: 55 students Univ. of MD, College Park June, 2012 School Events: 30,000 students Take place in individual schools, organized by a lead teacher or coordinator—occur in February or March
Provide positive, but critical evaluation of each entry
Suggest improvements for future participation or other research projects
Support the students’ interest and encourage future research and study
[something positive] You may want to… Did you consider… Other issues important to this topic are... … would strengthen your bibliography. … might help support your thesis. [something positive]
Final Checklist Does the student’s work demonstrate historical research and scholarship? Does the student present an argument about their connection to the theme “Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History” (thesis)? (Remember, the student’s views may differ from your own, consider the evidence they have provided rather than their beliefs) Is the student communicating his or her ideas in an organized and effective way? Has this student done careful and reasoned work?
JUDGING PROCESS History Day’s Contest Logistics