Congrats to all MD History Day participants!
At the 2010 Maryland History Day Awards ceremony Saturday, April 24, elected officials, school system administrators, and Maryland Humanities Council representatives heaped praise upon the 84 students and 17 teachers who took home awards and medals. Medalists will represent Maryland at the National History Day contest in June at College Park, MD.
Competition was very stiff; large numbers of excellent projects were submitted for judging in all five divisions. The 2010 theme: Innovation in History: Impact And Change, spurred students to think about and research inventions—radio, railroad, telephone; people—Descartes, John Muir, Mary Sherman Morgan; advances in medical technology—vaccines, organ transplants, prostheses; and how innovative theories such as the concept of zero, the assembly line and sign language impacted our world. During interviews students often admit to starting a project because it was a class assignment, but then recount becoming so enthralled by what s/he learned that reluctant participation turned into ardent enthusiasm. This deep engagement in learning is why Maryland History Day has been termed “the best history enrichment project in the state.”
Contest judges are always amazed by the creativity and hard work of the students. One commented, “Our future is good hands; these kids are so smart!” MHC agrees!
See a list of all the winners at www.mdhc.org/files/176_History%20Day%20Winners%202010.pdf.
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