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National History Day: Student Historians


--Ann Claunch
When students are challenged by National History Day to probe into history’s unanswered questions, they sometimes become the first to provide the answers.

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National History Day: Student Historians


--Ann Claunch
When students are challenged by National History Day to probe into history’s unanswered questions, they sometimes become the first to provide the answers.

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“Life in a Jar”: A National History Day Project that Touched the World


--Norman Conard
After learning about a Polish woman who saved 2,500 Jewish children during World War II, students in Kansas created a play for National History Day that is still being performed today, more than 10 years later.

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Since You Asked: Remembering America’s Veterans


--Barbara Hatch
Through the Arizona Heritage Project, students work to document their local history and preserve the stories of Arizona’s military veterans.

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The WPA American Guide Series: Local History Treasures for the Classroom


--Syd Golston
The state guidebooks created by writers, academics, and historians under FDR’s jobs program offer a wealth of social history that will lead students to a greater understanding of their own towns as part of the panorama of American history.

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Realia: It’s Not Just about Field Trips Anymore


--Kyle McKoy
Financial constraints and testing pressures have forced many school districts to cut back on field trips to museums. But with traveling trunks, museums are making sure that students still have access to primary source artifacts.

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Historic Sites and Your Students


--William E. White
Field trips to historic sites, such as to the house in Colonial Williamsburg of Revolution-era scholar George Wythe, offer students a tangible and physical connection to the past.

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Historic Sites and Your Students


--William E. White
Field trips to historic sites, such as to the house in Colonial Williamsburg of Revolution-era scholar George Wythe, offer students a tangible and physical connection to the past.

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Historic Sites and Your Students


--William E. White
Field trips to historic sites, such as to the house in Colonial Williamsburg of Revolution-era scholar George Wythe, offer students a tangible and physical connection to the past.

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Learning and Writing about Local History Using the Internet


--C. Frederick Risinger
The websites presented here will help educators integrate local history projects that not only stimulate student interest, but build research and presentation skills.

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