STAMFORD—Students at Trinity Catholic High School’s AP World History course will be embarking on an exciting new opportunity this school year.
As part of their coursework, students will be participating in the annual National History Day competition in the Senior division. National History Day is an academic enrichment program for students in grades 6-12. Students select topics connected to an annual theme and complete their own in-depth research on the topic.
This year, the annual theme is Triumph and Tragedy in History. Students present their conclusions by creating museum-style exhibits, media documentaries, research papers, interactive websites, and dramatic performances.
The National History Day competition will take place at three different levels. TCHS students will first compete against teams from area schools at the regional level in April at Sacred Heart University. From there, students will have the opportunity, if successful, to advance to a state level competition in New Britain and concluding with a national competition, where the top two teams from each state will compete, just outside the nation’s capital at the University of Maryland in College Park.
At each level of competition, students share their work with their peers, historians, educators, and professionals in related fields as they compete for special awards and the opportunity to advance to the next level of competition.
“This is an outstanding opportunity to showcase the great work our AP World History students are doing”, states Chris Woodside, AP World History Instructor at Trinity. “History is alive and well here. ”
For more information on the competition or program, please call Chris Woodside, AP World History Instructor, Trinity Catholic High at 203-322-3401, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.