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Friday, November 17 • 12:45pm - 1:45pm
4D: Challenging Advanced History Learners

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Have you wondered what you could be doing in your school to help your advanced learners reach the next level in their historical thinking? If so, you should consider starting a National History Day (NHD) competition at your school.

Middle School History teacher, Linda Garcia and Library Media Specialist, Kelly Steiner work together on their school's NHD program and they will be sharing all the tips and tricks they have learned after four years of implementation.

All 8th grade students complete a project, and then students with interest, passion, and talent are encouraged to continue on to school, regional, and even state level events. Students learn about analysis, crafting thesis statements, finding credible primary and secondary sources, and presenting their findings professionally.

Participant Outcomes:
  • Learn more about the National History Day program
  • See an example of how it has been successfully implemented in a Middle School environment
  • Be able to determine if this program is a fit for their school
  • Get contact information for people at the Wisconsin Historical Society who can help school/district get started
  • Get a look inside a successful program as a model for implementation

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Linda Garcia

Teacher, Baraboo Schools
I am an 8th grade U.S. History teacher and a National History Day fanatic. I love the program and my husband calls it my "primary hobby." NHD is such a good way to challenge advanced learners in the history classroom. I think teaching students how to find, read, and interpret primary... Read More →
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Kelly Steiner

Middle School Library Media Specialist, Baraboo School District
I am in my 18th year as the Library Media Specialist for Jack Young Middle School in Baraboo, WI. I taught Social Studies and History for eight years before that. How has it been 24 years? Being a Library Media Specialist allows me to continue growing as a teacher, but I also get... Read More →

Friday November 17, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm CST
Sandstone 8

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