Did you ever wonder what Connecticut History Day is all about? Would you like to find out? Then visit the Connecticut History Day Kick-Off to learn more!
When: October 3, 2015
Where: Connecticut’s Old State House, 800 Main Street, Hartford, CT
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The agenda for the day is here.
A Little About Connecticut History Day
Connecticut History Day is a program for students in grades 6-12 that encourages exploration of local, state, national, and world history.
After selecting a historical topic that relates to an annual theme – this year it’s about Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History – students conduct extensive research using libraries, archives, museums, and oral history interviews.
Students analyze and interpret their findings, draw conclusions about their topic’s significance in history, and create final projects that demonstrate their work.
These projects can be entered into a series of competitions, from the local to the national level, where professional historians and educators evaluate them.
Connecticut History Day is one of 57 affiliate programs of the highly regarded National History Day program.
This program is supported by the Connecticut League of History Organizations and Connecticut Humanities’ ConnecticutHistory.org website. Major funding is provided by Connecticut Humanities.