Frontiers in History
October 15, 2022
The 2023 National Contest for History Day will begin on June 11 at the University of Maryland, College Park. This year’s History Day theme is Frontiers in History.
Last year students in Mr. Huerta’s Social Studies Class developed a website based on their History Day topic. Students conducted research, took notes, and studied their selected History Day topic, related to 2022’s theme: “Debate and Diplomacy.”
In the 2021-22 school year, Garvey Intermediate elected not to compete officially against other schools. History Day projects were still completed for class credit.
The National History Day (NHD) initiative provides year-long academic activities that engage over 500,000 middle and high-school students nationwide in performing original research on historical topics of interest. Students must choose one of five National History Day competition categories while developing a project including one of the following: documentary, exhibit, historical paper, performance, or website. Participants compete with their projects, with the top students moving on to State competition followed by National competition.
This team project allows students to develop their research writing skills and will prepare students for high school and college in the coming years.
Understanding the world and what has happened in our history is essential for having an informed understanding of what is happening in our daily lives today. Our social studies classes examine the lives of individuals from the past and cultures all over the world, not primarily the rich and famous.
Students gain empathy for diversity in the present through studying men and women from other ages and walks of life. These lessons assist students in determining their role in society as well as their place in history. Students learn how institutions, traditions, and beliefs evolve as society modernizes by studying the past.