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The History Day Experience for Home Educators

Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center
900 Library Plaza
Ft. Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 421-1225 

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017
1 to 3 p.m. | Check-in begins at 12:30 p.m.

Are you looking for a free-choice project where your students can lead their own learning? Do you want a project that allows your students to explore their creativity? Need a project that all your students in grades four through 12 can participate in? Are you looking for a project that teaches skills your students will use throughout their lives? 

Look no further than National History Day!

The Indiana Historical Society administers the state NHD contests. We’d love to introduce you to this program! It will challenge your students and help them develop life-long research and presentation skills. We’ll be at the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center on Sept. 19 to talk about this wonderful program. Library staff will also talk about the resources available to students researching for NHD projects. Students in grades four through 12 are welcome to join in the discussion as well. There will also be activities for younger students during the session.

National History Day Students
•    Are in grades four through 12.
•    Choose a historical topic based on an annual theme.
•    Research and develop an exhibit, paper, documentary, performance or website.
•    Can present their projects at regional, state and even national contests. 
•    Explore history through topics including science, art, math and literature. 

For more information, contact

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2017 Annual Indiana Studies Teacher Conference: Indiana in the Civil War

Eugene and Marilyn Glick IndianaHistory Center
450 W. Ohio St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.

Free program

U.S. History teachers, are you prepared for the Indiana Studies elective course? Jump-start your plans with a day of content and pedagogy on Indiana's role during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The Indiana Department of Education will provide information about the new law requiring public high schools to offer Indiana Studies each year. The conference will also feature a keynote from Dr. L. Bao Bui, Department of History, Stephen F. Austin State University, and a tour of our newest exhibit, You Are There 1863: Letter Home From Gettysburg. 

Other sessions include topics such as Civil War holdings at the Indiana Historical Society, the Y-Press youth-media news program and more. 

This free conference is best suited to U.S. History teachers grades eight through 12. All K through 12 teachers and home educators are welcome. Lunch provided. Substitute teacher pay reimbursement available while funds last. For more information, contact education@indianahistory.org.

Please only register one person at a time so we can get each attendee's information.

Register here