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Tennessee History Day Set for April 8
For release: April 5, 2006
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This year's Tennessee History Day competition will be held April 8 at the FedEx Institute on the University of Memphis campus beginning at 9 a.m. Approximately 300 middle school and high school students from across the state will present mini-museum exhibits, performances, documentaries, and original research papers reflecting this year's theme, "Taking A Stand in History: People, Ideas, Events." Registration for participants begins at 8 a.m.

The winners in the 14 different categories will represent Tennessee at the National History Day competition in June at the University of Maryland at College Park. Students will compete on the basis of their own research and interpretations of the historical actors and events that have shaped our present.

Tennessee History Day is an affiliate of National History Day, a non-profit academic organization for elementary and secondary school students. The competition seeks to reform the typical approach used to teach and learn history by challenging students to create meaningful, well-researched historical projects as well as encouraging the development of research skills, analytical thinking, and creative expression. Their projects are entered into competitions at the local and regional levels. Winners of the regional competition come to the U of M for the state competition.

For more information on Tennessee History Day, contact Dr. Jonathon Judaken, state coordinator, at jjudaken@memphis.edu or visit the event's Web site at www.tennesseehistoryday.org.

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