Opportunities to Enrich Learning Outside of School

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National History Day

National History Day is a program that culminates in a competition where students showcase their research project related to an annual theme. The program lets you express yourself through a creative and original performance, paper, website, documentary, or exhibit. You will learn the skills a historian possesses, including primary source research, and discover new insights. This program is open to students in grades 6-12. Go to www.nhd.org.

National History Day 101 Student Workshop, Grades 6-12

August 3, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Attend a one-day, hands-on workshop to improve your National History Day skills. Jump-start your project by learning about the 2018 theme, “Conflict and Compromise,” start your research, and more. The workshop will be held at the State Historical Museum of Iowa. Register at: https://iowaculture.gov/calendar/national-history-day-101-student-workshop-0 or contact Vania Boland at vania.boland@iowa.gov.

Young Writers Workshop: Grades 7-12

June 12-16, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost $125 for week
Are you an aspiring young writer? Spend five days this summer at the State Historical Museum of Iowa and have unparalleled access to Iowa’s history to serve as a muse for writing your historical flash fiction. Tour the collection vault and examine historic Iowa artifacts as well as have one-on-one working time with award winning author Stephanie Hemphill, to help craft your flash fiction pieces. To celebrate your literary achievements, you will share your masterpieces with family and friends at a closing writer’s reception. info at: https://iowaculture.gov/calendar/yw.


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