Student Projects


READING

National History Day Projects

Examples of National History Day Projects that highlight youth activists


READING

High School Students Produce Award-Winning Film on Ella Baker

Two St. Paul, Minnesota high school students—Siena Leone-Getten and Paying Lor—decided to learn more about this influential woman who remains so hidden in history.


Reading

Marion Barry Shares Memories with High School Students

This interview was conducted on March 24, 2011 by students from McComb High School and the Urban School of San Francisco as part of the Telling Their Stories Oral History Archives Project. 


Teaching Activity

National History Day: Focus on Local Mississippi History
To help Mississippi students prepare local history projects for National History Day, here are local history awards, topic ideas, sample entries, and resources.


Teaching Activity

Uncovering Mississippi’s Hidden History: How to Participate

All too often students learn about national heroes and not the people in their own state and communities who have made history, behind the scenes. Now students and teachers have a mechanism for teaching others about Mississippi people’s history, beyond the headlines.


LESSON

The March on John Philip Sousa: A Social Action Project
By Elizabeth A. Davis

DCPS students fight to save a historic school building from Brown v. Board case.


LESSON

Pearson Erases Paul Robeson from History: Students Write 100 Letters to Challenge Omission
By Ken Giles


LESSON

Kids Make History
By Colleen Bell and Susan Oppenheim