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National History Day

Mar 11, 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

presented by Indiana Historical Society

About the Event

Volunteer for a National History Day in Indiana Competition:The Indiana Historical Society is recruiting volunteer judges for the National History Day in Indiana district and state contests.

What is National History Day?
This yearlong education program is dedicated to enhancing history education in elementary and secondary schools. Students in grades four through 12 explore a historical subject related to an annual theme and
then use their research to create exhibits, original performances, documentaries, websites and papers. The 2017 theme is Taking a Stand in History.

Regional contests are scheduled and located as follows:

February 25-North Region Contest at St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame
March 11-Central Region Contest at IUPUI
March 15-IPS District Contest at Indiana Historical Society
March 18-Southeast Region at Hanover College
April 1-South Central Region Contest at Brown County High School, Nashville
April 8-Southwest Regional Contest at University of Southern Indiana, Evansville
May 6-State Contest at IVY Tech, Indianapolis


Date + Time

Mar 11, 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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420 University Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Any one interested should sign up through the website below or the following link:

National History Day Volunteers

What do general volunteers do?
Volunteers assist participants and contest staff throughout the day. Typical assignments include directing students and parents to rooms, assisting staff at information tables and monitoring presentation rooms.

What do volunteer judges do?
Judges work in teams to interview students and evaluate student projects based on their research and presentation. Previous knowledge of subject matter is not necessary. Judges’ comments provide helpful feedback to students who advance to the next level of competition as they revise and improve their entries. For students who do not advance to the next level, judges’ comments are especially important as they
encourage the development of students’ research and presentation skills for the future. Judges are typically comprised of college or graduate students, teachers, professors, librarians, museum professionals or anyone from the history and education professional communities

Parking, breakfast and lunch are provided.


Comfortable attire encouraged