SHU Hosts Fairfield Regional Connecticut History Day Program
Fairfield County area students in grades 6-12 had the chance to explore local, state, national and world history at the 2017 Fairfield Regional Connecticut History Day Program recently at Sacred Heart University.
The students gathered at SHU’s Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts to complete projects related to this year’s National History Day theme, “Taking a Stand in History.” The students chose their projects from one of five categories: historical paper, historical exhibits, original website, original documentary or original performance.
They then presented their research projects to a panel of judges comprising professional historians and educators. The panel evaluated the projects to determine how well the students analyzed, interpreted and drew conclusions about their topics.
The Connecticut History Day Program is one of 56 affiliates of the National History Day Program. Students from all 50 states, several U.S. territories and several foreign countries participate. The program is open to all students in grades 6-12 in public and private schools, and those being home-schooled. Last year, more than 700,000 students participated at the local or regional levels.
Connecticut History Day is sponsored by the Connecticut Public Affairs Network, with support from the Connecticut League of History Organizations, Connecticut Humanities, ConnecticutHistory.org and Connecticut Explored magazine. This is the second consecutive year that the local competition took place at SHU.