NEW HAVEN –
The New Haven Museum and James Hillhouse High School teacher Gretchen M. Gurr,
2012 U.S. History Teacher of the Year, will lead a primary source
workshop at 1 p.m. Jan. 27.
workshop will use the museum’s extensive collection, showing students how to
use primary sources to support their projects based on the annual theme,
according to a release.
program, "Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events," is free
and open to the public, the release said.
(Note: This workshop does not include
research in the Whitney Library. Please contact the Library at (203) 562-4183
x15 or firstname.lastname@example.org
to schedule a research appointment.)
extensive manuscript and photographic collections at the New Haven Museum make
it the ideal resource for students preparing National History Day
projects," the release said.
(Top photo: “Detail of Wooster
Square from 1879 Bird’s Eye View Map of New Haven. Image courtesy of the New Haven Museum.” Bottom photo: “Detail of New Haven Green from 1748 Wadsworth Map of New Haven.
Image courtesy of the New Haven
graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a Master's degree in
curriculum and instruction, the release said . She is dead of the Social
Studies Department at Hillhouse, New Haven District Curriculum Developer for
Social Studies, and adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut, the release
said. She has participated in the Teaching American History Grant for five
History Day” is a highly-regarded academic program for elementary and secondary
school students. Each year, more than half a million students, encouraged by thousands
of teachers nationwide, participate in the NHD contest. Students choose
historical topics related to a theme and conduct extensive primary and
secondary research through libraries, archives, museums, oral history
interviews and historic sites. After analyzing and interpreting their sources
and drawing conclusions about their topics’ significance in history, students
present their work in original papers, websites, exhibits, performances and
documentaries. These products are entered into competitions in the spring at
local, state and national levels where they are evaluated by professional
historians and educators.”
participate in History Day in Connecticut, teachers and students must register
online at www.ct.nhd.org
There is a $5 fee for the district contest and a $10 fee for the state contest,
the release said.
deadline to register for the district contest is Feb. 8. The district contests
take place at various locations throughout Connecticut on Saturdays in March.
The state contest will take place at Central Connecticut State University on
April 27, the release said. The program culminates in the Kenneth E. Behring
National Contest each June held at the University of Maryland at College Park.
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Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.
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