Welcome to the Bowling Green State University Regional Contest

Important Dates & Times

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Thank you so very much for your participation in our 2018 competition! It would not have been a success without you! Winners advancing to the state contest from Region I have been published on the Center for Archival Collections BGSU University Libraries website.

Please note that the state contest is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Ohio Wesleyan University: 61 S Sandusky St. Delaware, OH 43015. Looking forward to seeing you next year! -- Region I Ohio History Day, BGSU

Welcome to the Region I Ohio History Day Contest Portal!

The Center for Archival Collections at Bowling Green State University will host the Region I Ohio History Day on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union (BTSU).  An affiliate of National History Day, Ohio History Day is a statewide tradition that encourages students in grades 6-12 to engage with history.  
 
We are very proud to serve as your Region I OHD host! The Center for Archival Collections at BGSU serves the campus and community as the university archive and regional history Center.  Region I includes Allen, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, Williams and Wood counties. 
 
Each year, students pick a topic based on an annual theme and develop a project to illustrate the historical significance of the topic. Students will compete in two divisions, Junior and Senior, and can compete at the individual or group level across five project categories: paper, documentary, exhibit, website, and performance.  
 

The theme for the 2018 National History Day Competition is "Conflict and Compromise in History."  Access the 2018 NHD themebook.

Important Info, Dates & Fees:

  • Registration Deadline: February 8, 2018
  • Paper Submission and Website Lockdown: February 22, 2018
  • Registration fee: $8 (via check signed to Bowling Green State UniversityRegistration fee must be received by March 3, 2018 - and IS NON-REFUNDABLE). 
  • Students must attend the March 3rd Region I date to compete, even if they are submitting papers or websites.
  • Please mail registration fees to: University Libraries Budget Office. 205 William T. Jerome Library, BGSU. Bowling Green, OH 43403-0170.

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  • Last year (2017), over 270 future historians presented on the theme "Taking a Stand in History" and we are looking forward to another successful year!
  • The state competition is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Ohio Wesleyan in Delaware, Ohio. 
  • The National competition is schedule for June 10-14, 2018 at the University of Maryland, College Park.

If ever you have any questions on how to navigate the web portal's functions, please consult this NHD Registration Guidelines Document.

 

 

Dear Region I Ohio History Day Student:  

At Ohio History Day, an affiilate of National History Day (NHD), students participate in history by performing history. Students are able to compete at the state and national levels only by entering the regional contests. OHD Region I covers Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, Williams, and Wood counties. 

Each year, students pick a topic based on an annual theme and develop a project to illustrate the historical significance of the topic. Students will compete in two divisions, Junior and Senior, and can compete at the individual or group level across five project categories: paper, documentary, exhibit, website, and performance.

Student participation in Ohio History Day encourages exceptional performance in primary source research, critical thinking, writing, and presentation skills. 

We look forward to welcoming you at the Region I contest on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Bowling Green State University.

Important Info, Dates & Fees:

  • Registration Deadline: February 8, 2018
  • Paper Submission and Website Lockdown: February 22, 2018
  • Registration fee: $8 (via check signed to Bowling Green State UniversityRegistration fee must be received by March 3, 2018 - and IS NON-REFUNDABLE). 
  • Students must attend the March 3rd Region I date to compete, even if they are submitting papers or websites.
  • Please mail checks to:  University Libraries Budget Office. 205 William T. Jerome Library -- BGSU. Bowling Green, OH 43403-0170.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Please be sure that your teacher is registered with us before enrolling your projects.

 

Dear Region I Teachers:

Thank you for all your work that has contributed to what we plan to be an exciting 2018 competition!

This new web portal will assist us in better supporting your successful project entries. The 2018 competition will be a bit different, primarily because we encourage that student projects be registered by their teachers (or guardians), whenever possible. This will assist us is the competiton's management, particuarily on day-of contest registration, run-off annoucements, etc.

We look forward to welcoming you at the Region I contest on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at BGSU.

If you encounter any difficulty registering students and projects within the web portal, please consult this NHD guidelines document.

Important Info, Dates & Fees:

  • Registration Deadline: February 8, 2018
  • Paper Submission and Website Lockdown: February 22, 2018
  • Registration fee: $8 (via check signed to Bowling Green State UniversityRegistration fee must be received by March 3, 2018 - and IS NON-REFUNDABLE). 
  • Students must attend the March 3rd Region I date to compete, even if submitting papers or websites.
  • Please send registration checks to: University Libraries Budget Office. 205 William T. Jerome Library -- BGSU. Bowling Green, OH 43403-0170.

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In addition, we encourage teachers and educators to stay in touch with us throughout the year. We offer professional development opportunities through workshops and archival open-house events. Your participation in Ohio History Day ensures:

  • The integration of history instruction across mutiple disciplines, including historical lessons plans and enrichment tools, developed by the National History Day offices, and aligned with national and state history learning standards. 
  • Student interaction with the teaching public (libraries and library staff, university  & collegiate campuses and students, special collections and primary sources, etc.).

 

Region I Judge Portal:

Thank you so very much for your interest in serving as a judge for Ohio History Day! The Center for Archival Collections at Bowling Green State University will host the Region 1 competition on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.  Volunteers are needed to help judge contest entries. The time commitment is from 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all of our volunteer judges.  If ever you require further coaxing, here are the Top 10 Reasons to Judge: Ohio History Day via the Ohio History Connection!
 
Volunteer judges will receive all necessary materials: judge team assignments, the annual theme narrative, sample questions sheet, scratch note paper, and judge evaluation forms. Judges in the category of historical papers and websites will receive their materials in advance.   

 

Volunteer Judge Responsibilities:

Registered judges will receive more information (location, parking, papers & websites if judging this category) on a date closer to the March 3rd competition.

Judging instruction forms:  Paper WebsitesDocumentaryPerformances | Exhibits

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What to Expect:
 
Morning orientation
  • Receive judge orientation and training on the morning of the competition (a little after 8:00 am)
  • Meet the other members of your judging team; review your judge packet, including the process paper and bibliography for each project. 
  • Breakfast will be provided!

During the interview

  • Greet the student presenters. Let them know when you are ready to review the project. Exhibit judges should review the exhibit. Performance and documentary judges should give the signal to begin; make sure the students introduce themselves and the title of their presentation.
  • Jot down notes as you review the project. 
  • After you've reviewed the project, begin asking the student(s) questions. Use this opportunity to allow students to share in the understanding of their topic and how they explored it.  Do not offer suggestions for improvement at this time.
  • Thank the student for their work!

After the interviews

  • Lunch will be provided!
  • Return to the judges' room to evaluate student projects as a team.  NHD relies on a consensus process. Projects should be ranked on the scale 'Superior--Excellent--Good.'
    • You'll also have time to complete your own judging sheets.
      • The overall rating must be the same for each judge, but individual column ratings and comments do not need to be identical. 
      • All students will receive their judging forms at the culmination of the regional contest, so please print legibly. 
      • As such, your evaluations are important to students, whether they advance to the next round of competition or not.  
      • Fair, clear, and constructive (positive) feedback is expected and encouraged of all volunteer judges. 

Run-off Judging

 

For more information on History Day judging instructions, visit: https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS3035 ; https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/pdfs/nhd/school_script.pdf

For more information on the run-off aspect of judging, please visit: https://www.ohiohistory.org/getattachment/learn/education-and-outreach/ohio-history-day/Judging.pdf

 

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