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Past News & Events

(6/29/2004 )

Students Present History Projects at the National Archives July 4th Celebration
National History Day is pleased to announce that five National History Day students have been selected to participate in the National Archives celebration of the 228th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th.

(6/17/2004)

Wyoming Student is Winner of the Our Documents Presidential Initiative Award
National History Day (NHD) and The National Archives and Records Administration are pleased to announce that Erin Hammer, a senior at Lander Valley High School in Lander, Wyoming, was selected as a winner of the second annual Our Documents Special Prize.

Complete Results of the 2004 National History Day Competitions are available at the National History Day website

(6/17/2004)

Oregon Student is Winner of the Our Documents Presidential Initiative Award
National History Day (NHD) and The National Archives and Records Administration are pleased to announce that Keahi Horowitz, home schooled in Lake Oswego, Oregon, was selected as a winner of the second annual Our Documents Special Prize.

Complete Results of the 2004 National History Day Competitions are available at the National History Day website

( 6/17/2004 )

National History Day 2004 - Final Results Now Available
View the results of National History Day's 2004 Student and Educator Competitions, including special prizes and scholarships, at the National History Day website.

A Webcast of the events is also available courtesy of the History Channel.

(6/13/2004 - 6/17/2004 )

Students From Across America Make History at National History Day 2004
More than 2,100 students in grades six through 12 from 48 states, the District of Columbia, and American Samoa. In total, 7,000 people are expected at the five-day event, including teachers, parents, and the general public, as well as judges from universities, museums and federal agencies. Complete details are available at the National History Day website.

A Webcast of the events is available courtesy of the History Channel.

(6/8/2004)

Pennsylvania Teacher is Winner in "Our Documents" Teacher Lesson Competition
The National Archives, National History Day (NHD) and Siemens announced today that Donna Sharer, an 11th grade history teacher at Northeast High School in Philadelphia, is the high school division winner of the 2004 "Teaching Our Documents: A Lesson Competition for Educators."

(6/8/2004)

Kansas Teachers are Winners in the "Our Documents" Teacher Lesson Competition
The National Archives, National History Day (NHD) and Siemens announced today that Clayton Lucas, a social studies teacher, and Michelle Stie-Buckles, an English teacher at Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy in Overland Park, Kan., are the middle school division winners of the 2004 "Teaching Our Documents: A Lesson Competition for Educators."

(3/30/2004) Our Documents Workshop at the New England League of Middle Schools Annual Conference
This year's NELMS Conference will include the workshop Using 'Our Documents' and Other Primary Sources in the Social Studies Classroom. The workshop will explore the OurDocuments.gov website and the use of primary sources in the classroom. Participants will be given a sourcebook of lessons related to the 100 significant documents in American History to use in conjunction with the site.
At the New England League of Middle Schools Annual Conference, Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin Street Providence, RI 02903 on March 30, 2004, from 2:30-3:45 pm. See the NELMS website for registration details and additional information.
(2/10/2004) Rhode Island Educational Media Association to hold an Our Documents Workshop for Library Media Specialists
The Rhode Island Educational Media Association is sponsoring a workshop to introduce the Our Documents initiative to Library Media Specialists. The workshop will explore the OurDocuments.gov website and the use of primary sources in the classroom. Participants will be given a sourcebook of lessons related to the 100 significant documents in American History to use in conjunction with the site.
At the Narragansett High School Media Center, 245 South Pier Road, Narragansett, RI 02882 on February 10, 2004 from 3:00-5:00 pm. Visit the RIEMA website or contact Karen Mann at 401-377-2211 or karen.mann@chariho.k12.ri.us for additional information.
(1/27/2004) The Making of a Nation: 100 Milestones That Define America to be published by U.S. News & World Report
On January 27, 2004, U.S. News & World Report published a special newstand collector's edition, The Making of a Nation: 100 Milestones That Define America, with articles and features on The People's Vote and the 100 Milestone Documents.
(12/20/2003) Our Documents featured in The History Channel's new “Save Our History” Preservation Documentary
The History Channel explores the preservation and conversation of Our Documents in a new “Save Our History” documentary, dedicated to historic preservation and history education. Visit the History Channel's Save Our Documents for free lesson plans and other resources for students and teachers. Go to www.historychannel.com or check your local cable listing for show times.

(12/15/2003)

The People's Vote: Announcement Of The Top Ten Documents That Shaped America's History
On Bill of Rights Day, Monday, December 15, 2003 at 9 a.m. in a special ceremony in the National Archives Building Rotunda, the National Archives and Records Administration will announce the results of The People's Vote, the Top Ten documents that were voted as the most influential in U.S. history. See the National Archives' Media Desk for more details.

(10/16/2003
10/15/2003)

Our Documents - National Archives Town Hall Meeting and Book Signing
National History Day staff and the National Archives Education Team host a town hall meeting to discuss Our Documents (Oxford University Press, 2003), at The National Archives on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC. Discuss these documents and their importance to American history, and learn more about the Our Documents initiative.
(10/05/2003) Our Documents Town Hall Meeting presented by The History Channel
Stacey Bredhoff, Senior Curator from the National Archives, Dr. James Horton from George Washington University, and Dr. Steven Gillon from the University of Oklahoma will lead the discussion with middle and high school student participants, exploring the National Archives' collection of 100 milestone documents and what these documents mean to our lives today. This program may be taped for classroom use. Go to www.historychannel.com.or check your local cable listings for show times.
(9/16/2003) New Civics Initiative Launched: The People's Vote: 100 Documents That Shaped America
Press Release from the National Archives and Records Administration.
(9/2003) “Our Documents: 100 Milestone Documents from the National Archives” published by Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press has published a commemorative book of the 100 milestone documents that have shaped our nation. Comprised of documents judged by the staff of the National Archives to be essential in the development of the United States from its founding to 1965, “Our Documents” begins with a forward by award-winning historian Michael Beschloss, a preface by the Archivist of the United States, and an essay on how the documents were selected. Filled with color photos and historical information, this book is the perfect companion for students, teacher, and all Americans who appreciate the historical legacy of the nation's archives. Order your book today at www.oup-usa.org.
(7/04/2003) Students from National History Day's competition to present at the National Archives' Fourth of July Celebration.
National History Day participants from across the country will present winning exhibits, performances, documentaries, and papers from the national "Understanding Our Documents" competion.

Download the Our Documents Information Kit, as provided at the September 17th, 2002, White House Press Conference. It includes an overview of the Our Documents initiative, information on the teacher and student competitions, and an annotated list of the 100 Milestone Documents.

Check back for an updated schedule of events for educators and the public, as well as articles, and press releases and other announcements regarding the Our Documents initiative.