National History Day Projects Reach a “Turning Point”
December 3, 2012 •
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The first of the National History Day: TURNING POINTS projects 2012 are rolling in for Mr. Deschaine and Mrs. Banas’ American History class in Room 229. National History Day is a program for elementary and high school students. Each year, more than half a million students participate in the NHD contest. Students choose historical topics related to a theme, and conduct extensive primary and secondary research. After analyzing and interpreting their sources and drawing conclusions about their topics’ significance as a TURNING POINT, students present their work in original papers, websites, exhibits, performances and documentaries. Here at MHS, successful completion of this project is a graduation requirement. Pictured here is the final product (exhibit) created by Mindy Medina, Vicky Jurado, and Kayla Young. Their presentation analyzes the role of Alice Paul with respect to the Women’s Suffrage Movement and how it was a TURNING POINT in American Society.