Thank You from 2013's National History Day Students
Thanks to your generous support, 70 students from Louisiana were able to compete in the National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland. The students were able to compete against students from all 50 states and several territories. For the first time, Louisiana placed a student in the top 10.
Renee Trepagnier from New Roads, LA won tenth place in Junior Individual exhibit by creating an elaborate exhibit explaining how the Americans With Disabilities Act became a turning point in the lives of people living with disabilities. In addition to presenting a clear narrative of the events leading to the legislation, Renee added several interactive elements such as doors that open to reveal assistive devices that were a result of the ADA.
Overall, Louisiana’s students improved their national performance again this year. Several other students just missed making the final rounds in their categories, and two students, Nohemi Lugo and Aiden Edler, were invited by the National Archives to be the first students to complete a search on their new web site Founders Online.
We have compiled just a few thank you notes from these grateful students, as well as images from the awards ceremony at the University of Maryland Comcast Center.
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.