Saturday, January 31, Sheboygan North and South High School students
will take part in the 8th Annual Local History Day competition in the
North High Commons.
The Opening Ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. and awards are presented at 11 a.m.
History Day is an academic enrichment program for students in grades
6-12. It was created by the history faculty at Case Western Reserve in
1974 and has grown into a national program with over 700,000 students
The goal of History Day
is to promote the study of history in schools by offering a creative
forum in which students can express their scholarship. Working
individually or with a partner, students create original research
papers, museum style exhibit displays, documentaries, dramatic
performances, and websites related to the annual theme. The History
Day program empowers students with research skills, critical thinking
skills and outlets for creative expression, which will enhance their
academic abilities in all areas of study.
theme for 2008-09 is "The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies".
The winners from Sheboygan have the opportunity to move on to a
regional competition at the University Wisconsin-Green Bay on April 4
and then the state competition at University Wisconsin-Madison, May 2.