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At The HistoryMakers, we believe that history is dramatic and relevant. To help show the public just how engaging history can be, we conceived of two fun and engaging competitions for K-12 educators and students to familiarize themselves with exploring and using The HistoryMakers Digital Archive. Prizes for teachers and students range from free trips to the corporate headquarters of some of The HistoryMakers sponsors, to cash, gift certificates, and LCD projectors.

The HistoryMakers Digital Archive Competition and The HistoryMakers ScienceMakers YouTube Oral History Competition have each produced extraordinary examples of students and teachers thinking critically and creatively in their interaction with The HistoryMakers content, while also allowing for deeper exploration into the resource, and chances for enriched learning experiences.

THE HISTORYMAKERS DIGITAL ARCHIVE CONTEST

The HistoryMakers K-12 Digital Archive Competition is an effort to foster and support The HistoryMakers’ goals to develop critical primary research skills, deepen the knowledge and understanding of African American history, create innovative African American history curriculum for K-12 learning environments, integrate primary source materials into lesson plans, encourage the integration of new technologies into the classroom, and support the use of oral history interview methods.

Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2019

Eligibility: Teachers and students, grades 5-12, nationwide     

Prizes for Educators:

  1. First Place - Win a free trip to one of The HistoryMakers corporate sponsors’ headquarters, as well as being honored at a special awards luncheon.
  2. Second Place - LCD Projector & The HistoryMakers tote
  3. Third Place - $100 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble & The HistoryMakers tote

Prizes for Students:

  1. First Place - Win a free trip to one of The HistoryMakers corporate sponsors’ headquarters, as well as being honored at a special awards luncheon.
  2. Second Place - $200.00 & The HistoryMakers Certificate of Achievement
  3. Third Place - $100.00 & The HistoryMakers Certificate of Achievement

CLICK HERE for more details

CLICK HERE to submit a proposal for The HistoryMakers Digital Archive Contest.

2016 Winners

6-12th Grade Division

Jalen SpencerFort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center (Columbus, Ohio)

•  1st Place Teacher: Julie Kindinger; TV and Filmmaking Instructor

•  1st Place Student: Jalen Spencer (11th Grade)

K-5th Grade Division

Paige HounselK.B. Polk Center for the Academically Talented and Gifted (Dallas, Texas)

•  1st Place Teacher: Suzanne Kimbrell-Bauer; 5th grade Social Studies Instructor

•  1st Place Student: Paige Hounsel (5th Grade)

2016 Press

Chicago Defender Article

June 19, 2016

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Black Enterprise Article

June 22, 2016

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Awards Luncheon

June 3, 2016

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