The History Channel® spotlights the work of National History Day participants who have surpassed education standards in world’s largest history competition.
On June 15th history will be made. Ordinary students will be highlighted in the first ever History Channel web cast. Technology will take a look at the past in this web cast and chronicle the efforts of students across America who have surpassed classroom education standards and spent months researching and preparing exhibits, documentaries, performances, and papers related to the theme, Turning Points in History. Thursday, June 15th at 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. the web cast will showcase winners of National History Day (NHD) national contest and one of the most exiting academic awards ceremonies in the world. Log on to (www.NationalHistoryDay.org) to access the web cast.
“It is the Olympics for academics,” says 1999 History Educator of the Year, Vaughn Dailey of Pennsylvania. “Students parade in by state just like the opening ceremony of the Olympics. Thousands of kids cheer and get excited about learning! This is what we should be highlighting in education not the violence in school. This event is something these kids will never forget. NHD is not just a day, but an experience that truly lasts a lifetime.”
Vice President Gore and Governor Bush have been invited to speak at the National History Day awards ceremony and their remarks will be broadcast live in the web cast. Both presidential candidates will have the opportunity to speak on the topics of education reform and our country’s rich heritage.
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