‘Innovation in history’ is topic of this year’s National History Day at UW-L

More than 300 middle school and high school students from 10 school districts in western Wisconsin will present results of their historical research projects relating to the theme “Innovation in History: Impact and Change” at the annual regional program at UW-La Crosse Wednesday, March 24.

National History Day engages students in historical research through a variety of contexts. The event begins at 8 a.m. in Valhalla, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition.

Student research will be presented through historical papers, Web sites, media documentaries, exhibits and performances. Qualifiers for the state competition will be announced at 3:30.

The public is invited to attend events free of charge. Performances are in Valhalla throughout the morning. Media documentaries are open for public viewing throughout the day. Exhibits in Port O’ Call and 339 Cartwright Center are open from noon-1 p.m.

UW-L Educational Studies Professor Gregory Wegner is the Western Wisconsin Regional Coordinator for National History Day. Refer questions to him at wegner.greg@uwlax.edu.

Find out more about UW-L’s history department at http://www.uwlax.edu/history/.