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Manatee History Day

CONTEST RESULTS - 02/10/2022

 

Please let me know by end of day Friday, February 11th if there are any spelling errors for student names or projects.

State Team information and instructions will be sent in a separate email by end of day Monday (I have just received an update from FHD and need to make sure the information I send out to all of you is as accurate as possible).

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s contest!  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly.

State Team Selection for Florida History Day 2022

  • Mr. President, How Long Must Women Wait For Liberty?

By Angel Potter, Lakewood Ranch High School

 

  • Scientists’ Opinions on Nuclear Weapons- How They Influenced the General Public

By Ava Maria Ipjian, Lakewood Ranch High School

 

  • No Pain, No Game?  The Debate over the Mental Health Stigma in Sports

By Caitlin Keenan and Gabrielle Hotaling, R. Dan Middle School

 

Special Prize Winners

  • Sports History Award – Sponsored by the Osceola Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution

               NCAA Football Reform

By Dean Janssens, Palmetto Charter School

 

  • Visual Presentation Award – Sponsored by the William Bassett Chapter of Colonial Dames

Salem Witch Trials

By Caylin Dunaway and Marley Yochem, Palmetto Charter School

 

  • Modern History Award – Sponsored by Women of Manatee County Republican Club

China’s One Child Policy

By Madelyn Knickerbocker, Palmetto Charter School

 

  • American History Award – Sponsored by Daughters of the American Revolution – Manatee Branch

Voting Rights Act of 1965: The Pinnacle Turning Point of the Civil Rights Movement

By Naika Dumorne, Lakewood Ranch High School

 

Junior Group Exhibit

  1. First Place – Sponsored by Mosaic

No Pain, No Game? The Debate over the Mental Health Stigma in Sports

By Caitlin Keenan and Gabrielle Hotaling, R. Dan Nolan Middle School

 

  1. Second Place – Sponsored by Mosaic

Dead Wrong

By Ailani Maximo-Beltran and Sophia Wisman, R. Dan Nolan Middle School

 

  1. Third Place – Sponsored by Pam Gibson

Look who flew the coop

By Hanna Bell and Ingrid Pope, R. Dan Nolan Middle School

 

Junior Individual Exhibit

  1. First Place – Sponsored by Manatee County Historical Commission

Hamilton vs. Jefferson: National Bank Debate

By Mia McGuire, R. Dan Nolan Middle School

 

  1. Second Place – Sponsored by Mosaic

The Freedom to Marry: Interracial Marriage in the U.S.

By McKayla Khuc, R. Dan Nolan Middle School

 

  1. Third Place – Sponsored by Pam Gibson

The Great Compromise of 1787

By Ella Brantley, Palmetto Charter School

 

Junior Individual Documentary

  1. First Place – Sponsored by Manatee County Historical Commission

Neutral No More!

By Diego Gonzales, R. Dan Nolan Middle School

 

Junior Paper

  1. First Place – Sponsored by Manatee County Historical Commission

Special Needs

By Alivia Davidson, Palmetto Charter School

 

Senior Paper

  1. First Place – Sponsored by Manatee County Historical Commission

Mr. President, How Long Must Women Wait For Liberty?

By Angel Potter, Lakewood Ranch High School

 

  1. Second Place – Sponsored by Mosaic

Scientists’ Opinions on Nuclear Weapons – How They Influenced the General Public

By Ava Maria Ipjian, Lakewood Ranch High School

 

  1. Third Place – Sponsored by Pam Gibson

Debate and Diplomacy, A Battle for the Soul of the Nation: The U.S. Annexation of the Philippines

By Thomas Stochl, Lakewood Ranch High School

 

NEW as of 01/28/2022

We had more exhibit board submissions than we initially anticipated.  To ensure our judges have enough time to complete their evaluation sheets for each round of judging, the dates of the contest window have changed.  Please see below for updated contest dates.

Judging Window: Friday, January 28th through Wednesday, February 9th

MHD Award Winner Announcement: Thursday, February 10th at Noon

State Team Selection Announcement: Thursday, February 10th at Noon

*As a reminder, we are unable to hold an in-person Award Ceremony this year.  All certificates and medals will be delivered to students' schools.

NEW as of 11/19/2021

In an abundance of caution, MHD will not have an in-person Awards Ceremony. 

All student awards and medals will be delivered to the student's school or home address (for home school students).

Any questions regarding this update can be directed to history.day@manateeclerk.com.

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“Debate & Diplomacy: Successes, Failures, Consequences”

LOCAL COMPETITION INFORMATION

** The MHD Competition will be virtual for 2022 **

Check us out on Instagram and Facebook for more contest resources!

Questions and concerns can be emailed to history.day@manateeclerk.com

 

  • See the Student’s Main tab for important student information
  • See the Teacher’s Main tab for important teacher information
  • See the Judge’s Main tab for important judge information

 

Manatee History Day (MHD) is the local affiliate of National History Day (NHD), a nationwide contest designed to interest students in history and encourage them to learn about history through primary research.  Historical papers, documentaries, exhibit boards, websites, and performances are the five kinds of entries that are accepted for competition.  Through research and analysis of their information, students make the past come alive!

If you are a teacher, homeschool parent, or competition judge, and you would like to make sure you receive all updates regarding this year’s MHD competition, please email history.day@manateeclerk.com to be added to our mailing list.

Manatee History Day is produced by:

The Manatee County Historical Commission

And

Angelina “Angel” Colonneso, Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller, Department of Historical Resources

 

Welcome to Manatee History Day!

 

NEW as of 01/28/2022

We had more exhibit board submissions than we initially anticipated.  To ensure our judges have enough time to complete their evaluation sheets for each round of judging, the dates of the contest window have changed.  Please see below for updated contest dates.

Judging Window: Friday, January 28th through Wednesday, February 9th

MHD Award Winner Announcement: Thursday, February 10th at Noon

State Team Selection Announcement: Thursday, February 10th at Noon

*As a reminder, we are unable to hold an in-person Award Ceremony this year.  All certificates and medals will be delivered to students' schools.

 

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This year’s MHD competition is virtual.  All student projects will be submitted virtually and judged virtually.

 

Need to create your Student Account or upload your finished project?  Read the instructions by clicking on this link:  Student Account and Project Upload Instructions for Zfairs 2021-2022.pdf

 

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for contest information and research tips!

 

Project Guidelines:

Documentary Guidelines 2022.pdf

Exhibit Guidelines 2022.pdf

Performance Guidelines 2022.pdf

Website Guidelines 2022.pdf

Historical Paper Guidelines 2022.pdf

Be sure to familiarize yourself with the National History Day Contest Rule Book.

 

Please note: Students CANNOT create an account until their teacher has created a Teacher Account first. 

Step-by-step instructions for how to create your Student Account and how to upload your project for virtual judging will be available on this website later this year.

 

Not sure if your teacher has created a Teacher Account? 

Contact history.day@manateeclerk.com for more information.

Are you a homeschool student? 

Contact history.day@manateeclerk.com to learn more about how homeschool students can participate in the MHD competition.

 

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History Day Club

Need guidance on your History Day project?  Join staff at Manatee Village Historical Park in Bradenton for History Day Club.

Topics that will be covered during monthly meetings include:

  • How to write a thesis statement
  • Where to find reliable primary sources
  • Tips for analyzing primary and secondary sources
  • How to create a strong annotated bibliography
  • And more!

This club is limited to homeschool, private school, and public school students studying in Manatee County.

To learn more about History Day Club and to reserve your spot for a meeting please click on the link below.

History Day Club Signup and Information

 


 

Welcome to Manatee History Day!

 

NEW as of 01/28/2022

We had more exhibit board submissions than we initially anticipated.  To ensure our judges have enough time to complete their evaluation sheets for each round of judging, the dates of the contest window have changed.  Please see below for updated contest dates.

Judging Window: Friday, January 28th through Wednesday, February 9th

MHD Award Winner Announcement: Thursday, February 10th at Noon

State Team Selection Announcement: Thursday, February 10th at Noon

*As a reminder, we are unable to hold an in-person Award Ceremony this year.  All certificates and medals will be delivered to students' schools.

 

***

 

This year’s MHD competition is virtual.  All student projects will be submitted virtually and judged virtually.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for contest information and research tips!

 

Project Guidelines:

Documentary Guidelines 2022.pdf

Exhibit Guidelines 2022.pdf

Website Guidelines 2022.pdf

Historical Paper Guidelines 2022.pdf

Performance Guidelines 2022.pdf

 

Step-by-step instructions for how to create your Teacher Account can be found by following this link: Teacher Account Instructions for zfairs 2021-2022.pdf

 

Please note: Your students CANNOT create an account until you have created a Teacher Account first.

 

Have questions or concerns?  Want to be on our teacher mailing list and receive emailed updates about the contest?

Contact history.day@manateeclerk.com for more information.

Are you a homeschool parent? 

Contact history.day@manateeclerk.com to learn more about how homeschool students can participate in the MHD competition.

 

Virtual Contest Guidelines for MHD

Project Categories:

Detailed Project Guidelines will be available on this webpage soon!

In the meantime, please check out the contest resources below and contact contest coordinators with any questions you might have.

 

Contest Theme Information:

“Debate & Diplomacy: Successes, Failures, Consequences”

 

Theme Book

To learn more about this year’s theme click on the link below.

Theme Book

If you have questions about the theme please don’t hesitate to reach out to history.day@manateeclerk.com

 

NHD Contest Rule Book

Be sure to review the NHD Contest Rule Book!  The NHD Contest Rule Book applies to all projects at all levels of virtual and in-person competition (county, state, and national).  Click on the link below to review the rules.

NHD Contest Rule Book (English)

NHD Contest Rule Book (Spanish)

If you have questions about the rules please don’t hesitate to reach out to history.day@manateeclerk.com

 

NHD Theme Video

 

Project Evaluations

Want to know what the judges will be looking for when they see your students’ project? Check out the Evaluation Sheets below.

Evaluation Sheet: Exhibit Board

Evaluation Sheet: Historical Paper

Evaluation Sheet: Website

Evaluation Sheet: Documentary

Evaluation Sheet: Performance

 

History Day Club

Does your student want some extra guidance on History Day?  Let them know they can join staff at Manatee Village Historical Park in Bradenton for History Day Club.

Topics that will be covered during monthly meetings include:

  • How to write a thesis statement
  • Where to find reliable primary sources
  • Tips for analyzing primary and secondary sources
  • How to create a strong annotated bibliography
  • And more!

This club is limited to homeschool, private school, and public school students studying in Manatee County.

Share the link below with interested students.

History Day Club Signup and Information

Judge’s Needed!

This year’s MHD competition is virtual.  All student projects will be submitted virtually and judged virtually.

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If you have any questions, please contact:

history.day@manateeclerk.com

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Update 1/21/22

Judge Training Guide and Handouts:

1.  Self-Guided Judge Training: MHD 2022 self-guided judge training.pdf

Please read the self-guided judge training document in its entirety before the competition window starts.  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out.

2.  Training Handouts: MHD 2022 Judge Training Handouts.pdf

The training handouts are optional.  These were designed to be a quick reference for the project category you are assigned to judge.  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out.

 

Use this link to access instructions for how to set up your Judge Account:

MHD Judge Packet & Judge Account Setup Instructions 2021-2022 FINAL.pdf

 

Competition judging will take place virtually January 28, 2022 through February 4, 2022.  

Please note:  judges can complete their Evaluation sheets any time between January 28th through February 4th.  Judges are not obligated to participate every day during the judging window.  Evaluation sheets are completed on their own time within the above date range.

 

“Debate & Diplomacy: Successes, Failures, Consequences”

 

Requirements for Judging

First, let us know you’re interested in being a judge!

Contact history.day@manateeclerk.com to receive the MHD Judge Packet.  The packet contains important information regarding this year’s contest and information about how to set up your Judge Account.

Second, complete the required reading.

All judges are required to read the NHD Contest Rule Book and familiarize themselves with the project evaluation sheets.

Links to the NHD Contest Rule Book and the evaluation sheets are below.

NHD Contest Rule Book

Evaluation Sheet: Exhibit Board

Evaluation Sheet: Historical Paper

Evaluation Sheet: Website

Evaluation Sheet: Documentary

Evaluation Sheet: Performance

Third, complete judge training. 

Complete the digital, self-paced training session.  Judges can also schedule a time to meet one-on-one with MHD coordinators to go over any questions and concerns about contest rules, evaluation sheets, virtual judging, and the online contest management system (Zfairs).

 

If you have questions about the judging process or our virtual contest please don’t hesitate to reach out to history.day@manateeclerk.com

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