History club’s purpose is to support students as they navigate their way through the creation of a project for the National History Day competition. National History Day is not just a day, it’s a year-long research project! Beginning in the fall, students choose a topic related to the annual theme and conduct research. After analyzing and interpreting their sources and drawing conclusions about their topics’ significance in history, students then present their work in original papers, exhibits, performances, websites or documentaries. Students can work as individuals or in small groups and they will need to work outside of History Club in order to create a high-quality project. History Day projects are entered into competitions in March at the regional level where students receive feedback from judges. Students who advance on from Regionals are then invited to participate in the Wisconsin State History Day meet in April. The program culminates with the National History Day competition in June at the University of Maryland for qualifying students. First meeting is October 23.