We have a big day this Saturday. Over 40 Mt. Washington students will be attending the second round of the National History Day Contest this Saturday at the Community College of Baltimore County in Dundalk! Scroll down a couple of posts to see the updated websites and documentaries! The contestants spent a tremendous amount of time editing their work after reflecting on the feedback given to them by the judges in February. We will know this Saturday who gets to move on to the third round (State) in May! I have posted a few of the projects that are moving on to the next round below. Good luck to everybody!
Aya and Maddie edited their documentary about "Women's Roles in the War of 1812" over the last month. Check it out!
Maryam spent time fine tuning her project, as well. Explore her website and get an idea of the similarities and differences between modern day Somali pirates and American privateers of the War of 1812!
Najae and Hallie also revised some of their website on the Cherokee Native American tribe.. Both girls are proud of their Cherokee heritage. Click and see some personal artifacts their family has collected over the years while also gaining an greater understanding of the plight of the Cherokees.
Carrie, Hannah, and Keiyehn spent some time editing their documentary on Child Labor Laws. Their catchy title "Labor to Labor" really caught the eye of our judges! Of course, the amazing details and quality of work did, too!
Ericka, Kyndel, Jaya, and Rachel spent some serious time in a studio to amaze the judges last month! See what they have done after intervieing famous War of 1812 author, Donald Hickey, to their documentary on the conclusion of the controversial war!
Our local comedians, Sophie and Maggie, did a fantastic job creating a documentary on the Women's Suffrage Movement. Peculiar, however, that they seemed to really zero in on Omaha, NE as being a bastion of the ANTI-Women's Suffrage Movement. I am SURE it had nothing to do with this being the hometown of their teacher!
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