8th Graders Participate in First North Shore History Day
This year, all eighth grade students participated in the first North Shore History Day in the Middle School Library on January 31, 2019. This year’s History Day theme was triumph and tragedy. Students spent several weeks in class reading and researching their self-selected United States history topic connected to the History Day theme. Students then selected a project type to communicate their learning.
Secondary Humanities Director, Mr. Seth Gordon said, “Our students created exhibits, websites, papers, documentaries and even their own performances to showcase their learning and exceptional talents. We were truly impressed by the commitment each student made to develop a thoughtful and original project”.
To create an authentic audience, many judges were invited to view student projects and speak with students throughout History Day. Teachers and administrators throughout the district joined the celebration of learning as judges for the in-house competition. In addition, many remarked at the sophistication of student research and depth of student knowledge. Visitors from local school districts came as well and said, “Wow, we were blown away by the work students did! Teachers and students really did a remarkable job creating a meaningful learning experience.”
Mr. Gordon concluded by saying, “All students were winners on this day as the research and learning was inspirational. For the individual category winners, they will be invited to participate in the local history day competition at Hofstra University on March 31, 2019. A special thank you to all the teachers, judges, parents and students that helped make History Day a memorable experience!”
Article provided by Secondary Humanities Director, Seth Gordon
Photos by Shelly Newman
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