HISTORY DAY AND THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM:
2016 Contest Information
The 2016 National History Day contest season in Louisiana concluded on Saturday, April 9. Congratulations to all winning and participating students and teachers. Learn more about Louisiana’s National Delegation.
Regional Contest Dates:
Lafayette: March 12, 2016
2016 Contest Registration
Registrations for the 2016 National History Day National Contest are now open for all national advancing students! Registrations must be completed by Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Begin your registration for the National Contest.
National History Day Meets the Common Core Standards
Creating a National History Day project pulls together a multitude of the Common Core Standards. National History Day students are tasked with becoming critical readers who can identify different types of sources, identify bias in sources, create logical arguments, and orally defend their work. Beyond meeting the standards, National History Day students are prepared for the research they will face in college. Using a library, citing sources, and accepting constructive criticism are hallmarks of college students who have participated in National History Day.
For questions about Louisiana History Day or your WWII-themed History Day project:
Collin Makamson, Louisiana History Day Coordinator
(504) 528-1944 ext 304
Louisiana History Day thanks the Irv & Bee Apatoff Foundation, Louise H. Moffett Family Foundation and the Mitchiner-Gittinger Foundation for their support of the 2016 Louisiana History Day Contests.
Student Travel – WWII Educational Tours
High school and college students, learn the leadership principles that helped win WWII on a trip to France or during a weeklong residential program in New Orleans. College credit is available, and space is limited.
See You Next Year! HS Yearbooks from WWII
Collected from across the United States, the words and pictures of these yearbooks present a new opportunity to experience the many challenges, setbacks and triumphs of the war through the eyes of America’s youth.
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. Incorporates STEM principles to use in the classroom.
Kids Corner: Fun and Games!
Make your own propaganda posters, test your memory, solve puzzles and more! Learn about World War II and have fun at the same time.