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The Victory Gardens of WWII

Visit the Classroom Victory Garden Project website to learn about food production during WWII, find lesson plans and activities for elementary students, get tips for starting your own garden and try out simple Victory Garden recipes!

The Science and Technology of WWII

Visit our new interactive website to learn about wartime technical and scientific advances that forever changed our world.

Operation Footlocker

Turn your students into history detectives as they ponder over the origins and uses of these intriguing pieces of WWII history.

Judging the Louisiana History Day Contests

Judges are an integral part of the History Day Contest. Most importantly, judges provide valuable feedback to students, feedback that is the most empowering item that students will take home with them from the History Day Contest. Judges also help successful projects become even better as they move on to the next level of competition. If you are interested in becoming a judge, read the information below and...




Dates and Locations of Contests

March 19, 2011. Shreveport, LA. The Louisiana State exhibit Museum
March 26, 2011. Monroe, LA. The Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
March 26, 2011. Lafayette, LA. University of Louisiana Lafayette
March 26, 2011. Baton Rouge, LA. The Old State Capitol
March 26, 2011. New Orleans, LA. The National World War II Museum
April 16, 2011. New Orleans, LA. The National World War II Museum


Requirements for Becoming a History Day Judge

  • Have a strong interest in humanities or the social sciences as evidenced by previous volunteer work or college coursework
  • Have a positive outlook toward working with students aged 12-18
  • Strong written and verbal skills that are appropriate for communicating with students
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Able to volunteer at least 4-6 hours on a Saturday in a one-time commitment


Steps to Becoming a History Day Judge

  • Click on the link above to register as a judge
  • Review the judge training materials that your receive
  • Atten the judging orientation session before the contest (either webinar or in person)


Judging Responsibilities

  • Arrive for the orientation before the contest
  • Paper/Website judges: Review assigned papers and websites before the contest and prepare interview questions to be asked on the day of the contest
  • Exhibit/Performance/Documentary judges: Review all assigned entries on the day of the conest
  • Rank all of the entries you have been assigned and determine the top two entries to move on to the next level of competition
  • Provide written feedback to all assigned entries - both positive comments and suggestions for improvement
  • Dress in a professional manner (business casual)

For questions or more information, please email

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