Social Sciences

Michigan History Day

The Social Sciences Department will be pleased to host the Michigan History Day–District 1 competition for 2021 on Tuesday March 16, 2021 in the Memorial Union Building a virtual format. 

The 2021 theme is

Communication in History: The Key to Understanding

 

Information on the theme is available on the National History Day website for both Students and for Teachers. In addition, see the 2021 NHD theme book.


  Due to the COVID situation and the uncertainty by March 2021, we have opted for a virtual district 1 competition.  The State finals have also decided to make their competition in April 2021 virtual, so this will be good preparation for our finalists. Details of the day's schedule will be posted by March 1.

Registration is required but there will be no cost this year as we will be unable to offer refreshments, etc. 

  We very much look forward to returning to in-person competition in 2022, but for this year, we'll all marshal though and keep History Day alive!

Competition Schedule

 TBA

Posting by March 1

 

Instructions for Competitors

All students who are participating must register by Friday March 5, 2020, including all members of group projects. 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.

Register now!

(deadline for registration is Friday, March 5)

Please make sure that you follow the guidelines for your type of submission in the Official Rulebook. And remember, in 2017 there were “Significant Changes to Contest Rule Book". Note that the teacher resources are housed at the National History Day website. Specifics and deadlines for each type of submission in District 1 are as follows:

Papers

The papers must be uploaded (see link below) by 8 p.m. on Monday March 8 to Google Drive. 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 (NHD has advised against individual interviews on Zoom).

Websites

Website URLs from NHDWebCentral will be entered in your registration, and you websites will be locked at 8 p.m. on Monday March 8. Web sites will be pre-judged before the day of the competition, but  interviews will take place on the day of the competition (NHD has advised against individual interviews on Zoom).

Documentaries

Documentaries must be uploaded by 8 p.m. on Monday March 8 to Google Drive (instructions below). Documentaries will be pre-judged before the day of the competition, but may also be shown on the day of the competition, where interviews with the filmmakers will also take place (NHD has advised against individual interviews on Zoom).

Performances

Performances will need to be pre-recorded and uploaded by 8 p.m. on Monday March 8 to Google Drive (instructions below).

Exhibits

Exhibits will need to be submitted digitally to Google Drive by 8 p.m. on Monday March 8  (instructions below). Stay tuned for further information for exhibits in the virtual realm. We will likely follow the MHD state process here.

Uploading Information

All final version of submissions should be uploaded to the Google dropbox below by 8 p.m. on Monday March 8 in order to allow them time to be judged before the competition day.

Upload to the MHD-d1 Google dropbox

File Naming Convention

Each file should be clearly labeled with student's last name, category code, and the project title.  See this document for more information.

A free Google account is necessary to upload files. Parents, teachers, and friends are permitted to upload files on behalf of students. For support, please email MHD-1 co-coordinator Laura Rouleau at lwrouleau@mtu.edu.

Sponsors

The MHD District 1 coordinators would like to thank the Department of Social Sciences (Michigan Tech) and Lindsay Hiltunen, Michigan Tech Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections for helping with preparations for this year's competition.