Social Sciences to Host Region 6 History Day

February 28, 2012

CONTACT: Dr. Paul Teverow, Regional Coordinator

history day logoJOPLIN, MO (SNS) -- The Missouri Southern Social Sciences Department will proudly host Missouri Region 6 History Day on Friday, March 2, 2012.  Students from area high schools, junior high schools, and middle schools have been invited to enter. 

Winners from our regional contest, one of nine in Missouri, will have the opportunity to compete in National History Day in Missouri on April 21 at the University of Missouri-Columbia; winners from the state competition may go on to the National History Day contest in June at College Park, Maryland.

The National History Day Office has selected "Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History" as the annual theme. Students may explore any facet of World, American, or local history pertaining to the theme, so long as their entries utilize relevant primary and secondary sources and assess the topic's significance in history. An entry may take the form of a research paper, an exhibit (a display similar to a museum exhibit), a performance, a documentary presented as a video or PowerPoint or a website. 

Students in grades 6-8 compete in the Junior Division; grades 9-12 form the Senior Division. 

Judges will include Missouri Southern faculty as well as volunteers from the community with a special interest in history. 

The public is invited to view exhibits on display in Conner Ballroom on third floor of the Billingsly Student Center with performances and documentaries, presented in various rooms on second floor of Webster Hall.

This year, area schools have submitted over 130 History Day entries. Participating schools include:

Carl Junction High School
Carl Junction Intermediate School
Carthage High School
Carthage Junior High School
St. Peter's Middle School (Joplin)
McAuley Catholic High School (Joplin)
Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School (Joplin)
Joplin East Middle School
Joplin North Middle School
Joplin South Middle School
Joplin High School
Mt. Vernon Middle School
Neosho Middle School
Neosho Christian School
Sarcoxie R-2 Schools
Wheaton R-3 School