2008 National Conference » Events

History Day and More: How to Plan a Project that Goes Beyond Your School

Jennifer Baker, Junior High School Educator, Davis School District
Nancy Nakae, Director/Curator, Syracuse Museum & Cultural Center

Topic: Youth-Friendly
Date: Saturday, July 5, 2008
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Location: Mineral Hall A, 3rd Floor

Middle/high school students and educators alike will learn how a History Day project can serve as a way to engage community and inspire all participants. As part the project Enduring Communities: The Japanese American Experience in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah, the director/curator at the Syracuse Museum & Cultural Center and a history teacher from Syracuse Junior High School worked with students to create History Day displays that doubled as museum displays. Three junior high school students will be on hand to share their displays and discuss the impact the project had on them. Participants attending this session will receive tips for successful school-community partnerships and handouts about topic selection. Educators attending this session will receive copies of the curriculum when it is completed.

JANM_EnduringCommunities_20080705-history-day-and-more.mp3 (17.0 MB)