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Museum of the City of New York Seeks Volunteers for New York History Day 2013

Sunday, February 17, 2013 5:07 PM | Anonymous
Posted on behalf of Stephanie Dueno and the Museum of the City of New York.

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Dear Colleague:

I write today to ask you to serve as a judge for New York City History Day 2013.  For the past twenty-three years, the Museum of the City of New York has sponsored this educational program that teaches middle and high school students to do original research projects for evaluation.  This year’s contest will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2013, followed by an Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

 

New York City History Day engages students in the discovery and interpretation of historical topics.  Students analyze primary and secondary sources, hone their research skills, and show their findings through multimedia documentaries, dramatic performances, imaginative exhibits, historical papers, and websites.  Winners move on to the state and possibly national competition. 

 

Projects are evaluated primarily for historical content, and constructive feedback from the judges is essential to the students’ learning process.  Judges work in small groups when interacting with the students.  A major component of the evaluation is the student interview.  For the students, the experience of having a conversation with a judge is invaluable. 

 

History Day will once again follow a two day model with one full day for competing/judge evaluation and a separate evening for an awards ceremony later that week. This format will give judges more time to evaluate student work and to determine which projects will advance to the state level. Judging on March 10th will begin with an orientation at 9:30 A.M. followed by interviewing the students from 10:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Once you have agreed to participate, specific information about March 10th will be sent to you. 

 

The success of New York City History Day depends largely on the participation of talented volunteers like you.  Generous support for New York City History Day is provided by Susan and Roy Glaser, and the Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation. The Museum is also grateful to the New York State Historical Association.

 

To accept this invitation, please send the Judging Request Form no later than February 22nd to Stephanie Dueño,  New York City History Day Coordinator at the Museum of the City of New York. If you have any questions you may contact me at sdueno@mcny.org or (212) 534-1672, ext. 3410.  Due to an anticipated increase in student attendance, procedures for judges may be slightly different this year.  A prompt response to this invitation will allow us to plan a smooth and successful event for you and the students.  We thank you for your consideration.

  


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