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Maine National History Day
April 3, 2013 at the University of Maine at Augusta
Maine National History Day is an annual event for teachers and students in grades 6-12 interested in developing critical thinking skills and an understanding of the past through original research. Using primary sources, students complete projects (research papers, exhibits, documentaries, web sites and performances) and present them at the Maine statewide competition.
New Rule for the 2013 Contest: Only 3 entries will be allowed per category from each school
Rationale: While we greatly appreciate and encourage the idea of classroom-wide participation from schools, we feel the purpose of the state-level contest is to promote a level of excellence, allowing us to select from entries which are ready to advance to Nationals. Instead of the Maine National History Day Contest being the classroom project, we feel it should be the apex, rewarding exceptional entries and bestowing on students an appreciative and respectful atmosphere where they are made to feel they have earned a place by their dedication and research on the project and topic they have selected.
NOTE: Potentially, a junior high school or senior high school could still have 27 entries (per division) but if 10 students choose to do an individual exhibit (for an example), the school would have to select the top 3 to attend the state contest.
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