Kentucky Historical Society
KHS to Host Kentucky History Day Competitions
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 10, 2011)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a series of district competitions as part of its Kentucky History Day (KHD) program. District competitions take place at sites across the state and begin on March 5.
KHD is an educational program for students in grades four to 12. Throughout the school year, students conduct research using primary and secondary sources to prepare projects based on an annual theme. This year’s theme is “Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures and Consequences.”
KHD is an affiliate of the National History Day program. It has three divisions: junior division for sixth to eighth graders; senior division for high school students; and a youth division for fourth and fifth graders. Students may work individually or in groups of up to five. Junior and senior division competitors may create projects in five categories: paper (individuals only), exhibit, performance, documentary or website (individuals and groups). Youth division competitors may enter projects in the exhibit and documentary categories and will only compete at the state level contest.
Junior and senior division entrants compete first at the district level, and then winners progress to the state and possibly national levels. District information for this year’s competition includes:
District 1: Students will compete at the District 2 contest in 2011.
District 2: Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro, Saturday, March 26
District 3: Frazier International History Museum, Louisville, Saturday, March 26
District 4: Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Saturday, March 19
District 5: Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Saturday, March 19
District 6: Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, Frankfort, Saturday, March 19
District 7: Morehead State University, Morehead, Saturday, March 5
District 8: Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, Cumberland, Friday, March 25
For more information on Kentucky History Day, visit the Kentucky History Day page on the KHS website, or contact Tim Talbott at Tim.Talbott@ky.gov or 502-564-1792.
An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history. The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the Old State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the website at www.history.ky.gov.