Michigan History Day

District 1 Competition, 28 February 2015 -- Save the Date!

The theme for 2015 History Day is "Leadership and Legacy in History"

HSM Press release for 2015 MHD

The Social Sciences Department is pleased to host the 2014 Michigan History Day District 1 competition on Saturday Feb. 28.  The competition will take place in the ballrooms of the Memorial Union Building (MUB) on Michigan Tech's campus from 9am-1pm.  

Check-in and the main ballroom are on the second floor.  Parking is free on campus on Saturday and we recommend parking in Lot 27 (see parking map here).  For those who have not sent payment already and are paying by check ($TBD per student), please make checks payable to “MHD District 1”.

Provisional Detailed Schedule

  • 8:00am           Building open for arrival and setup of exhibits.
  • 9:15                Welcoming remarks in MUB ballroom
  • 9:30                Judging begins (schedules posted shortly)
    • During the judging period, individual students will be presenting their projects to the judges, there will be videos running in the main ballroom and students are welcome to mingle or explore on their own.  Some teachers may have small activities for their students during this time.
  • 12:00noon     Awards ceremony
  • 1:00pm           Everything finished up and exhibits retrieved.

Light refreshments (pastries, fruit) and beverages (juice, cider, tea, coffee, hot chocolate) will be available throughout the morning in the ballroom.

Instructions for Competitors

All students who are participating must register, including all members of group projects.  Registration deadline is 14 February (Valentine's Day, so it's easy to remember).  All general information on the formats and requirements for the submissions can be found on the State MHD website.  For group projects, please make sure that all students register using the same title for their submission.

Please make sure that you follow the guidelines for your type of submission in the Official Rulebook. Also, note that the teacher resources are houses at the National History Day website.  Specifics and deadlines for each type of submission in District 1 are as follows:

Papers

The papers will  be uploaded when each student registers (by February 14). Students are not required to send hard copies, as we will then distribute copies to the judges electronically.  Papers will be pre-judged before the day of the competition, but  interviews will take place on the day of the competition. 

Web sites

Website URLs will be collected with your registration on February 14, however the sites will not be locked until February 20 at 11:59pm.  Web sites will be pre-judged before the day of the competition, but  interviews will take place on the day of the competition. 

Documentaries

Documentaries will be uploaded to a third-party website and those links entered in the online registration process (again, by February 14). The upload instructions are on the upload site.  The State MHD office will collect the links and send them to the district coordinators on the 21st, so final uploads must be done by Feb. 20. Documentaries will be pre-judged before the day of the competition, but  will also be shown on the day of the competition, where interviews with the filmmakers will also take place. 

Performances

Once we get a list of the performances students have proposed, we will set up a schedule for the day of the event.  We will contact you within the week of Feb. 16-20 to let you know the schedule and it will be posted here.

Exhibits

When you a arrive with your exhibit, we will have a room set aside with tables for their display.  Please arrive in time to have them fully set up by 9:15.


Sponsors

The MHD District 1 coordinators, John Robins and Steven Walton, would like to thank the generous sponsorship of the Dept. of Social Sciences (MTU), the University Archives and Historical Collections (MTU), and the Quincy Mine Hoist Association.  In addition, we would like to thank the two dozen volunteers who will be helping judge, staff tables, and make sure the A/V is operating properly.