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"Turning Points in History"
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Florida History Day will be held May 5 -7, 2024
Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the 2024 competition!
2023-2024 Manatee History Day Winners
Junior Group Exhibit
FIRST PLACE: Invention of the Tractor by Brock Wallace and Maddox Mathews
SECOND PLACE: Pearl Harbor by Beckett Arnold, Dean Janssens and Jonathan Seligenbrunn
THIRD PLACE: The Holocaust by Alivia Davidson and Kaylee Schauer
Junior Individual Exhibit
FIRST PLACE: The Dust Bowl by Georgia Williams
SECOND PLACE: Hurricane Katrina by Weston Weaver
THIRD PLACE: Innocence Lost - JFK Assassination by Rocco Estigarribia
Senior Group Exhibit
FIRST PLACE: Playing Dirty with the California Dream by Ailani Maximo, Isabella Taillefer, and Moncef Terzi
Junior Group Documentary
FIRST PLACE: The Berlin Wall by Maxwell Bosque and Luke Garrott
Junior Individual Documentary
FIRST PLACE: The Declaration of Independence by Dillon Miller
Junior Group Websites
FIRST PLACE: The Civil War by Ty Baker and Grayson Popp
Junior Individual Websites
FIRST PLACE: The Boston Tea Party by Cloey Dunaway
SECOND PLACE: Boats by Joshua Bustle
THIRD PLACE: 9/11: A Turning Point in History by Nolan Lofgren
Special Prize Winners
E Pluribus Unum in History: The Declaration of Independence by Dillon Miller
History of Agriculture and Rural Life: The Dust Bowl by Georgia Williams
History of Technology: Invention of the Tractor by Brock Wallace and Maddox Mathews
History of Immigration: Playing Dirty with the California Dream by Ailani Maximo, Isabella Taillefer, Moncef Terzi
White House History: Innocence Lost - JFK Assassination by Rocco Estigarribia
World War II History: Pearl Harbor by Beckett Arnold, Dean Janssens, and Jonathan Seligenbrunn
About Manatee History Day
Please note: We've Changed Our Name!
Manatee History Fair is now Manatee History Day!
The Manatee History Day Club is led by staff members of Manatee Village Historical Park.
Manatee History Day is the local affiliate of the National History Day (NHD) program. Every year National History Day frames students’ research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for the broad application to world, national, or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. The intentional selection of the theme for NHD is to provide an opportunity for students to push past the antiquated view of history as mere facts & dates and drill down into historical content to develop perspective and understanding.
The NHD theme provides a focused way to increase students’ historical understanding by developing a lens to read history, an organizational structure that helps students place information in the correct context and finally, the ability to see connections over time. Instead of reading a textbook, students are asked to do research for information during that time period. Students use sources such as newspapers, diaries, letters, photographs, government records, and oral history interviews to answer questions about the past. Students present their findings in a creative way by making their own exhibit boards, dramatic performances, documentaries, websites, or research papers.