National History DayThe History Center serves as the regional host site for National History Day Pittsburgh which serves students from Allegheny, Washington, Greene, Fayette, Westmoreland, and Somerset counties. Winners from the regional level compete at National History Day Pennsylvania, which will be held at Millersville University in May 2013.
National History Day encourages students to research history in an exciting and creative way. Either individually or in groups, students create exhibits, produce documentaries, write papers, design websites, or stage performances. Each activity is judged and first, second, and third place winners move on to state and possibly national competition. You can learn more by visiting www.nationalhistoryday.org.
Click here to learn more about the National History Day Pittsburgh Competition, including deadlines, registration information, local topics, research sources, and who to contact with questions.
Luminari: I Want to Be an Ambassador Summer CampTentative June 2013
Join rising 8th -12th grade students from around the region for a vigorous summer camp that introduces students to the skills of diplomacy that will help them effectively represent their families, schools, and communities now and into the future.
Organized by Luminari, Inc, the camp aims to explore themes of successful interaction and interdependence through innovative curriculum. The 7-day camp occurs at the Senator John Heinz History Center and includes a field trip to Washington, D.C.
For more information, including costs, scholarship opportunities, and curriculum, please visit the camp’s website.