Some 600 students from the area are expected to compete in the regional finals of the University of Colorado at Denver’s “National History Day in Colorado” on Saturday.
The competition happens from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Palmer Hall on the Colorado College campus.
Middle school students will compete in the junior division and high school students in the senior division, around the national theme of “Rights and Responsibilities in History.”
Students select the topic of their choice and presentation style — paper, website, documentary, performance, exhibit. Projects can be individual or group oriented.
The projects have become a popular teaching tool to get students engaged and excited about history.
The top three winners in all categories advance to CU Denver’s National History Day in Colorado state finals. That event will be May 3 at CU Denver. Winners there will advance to the national level of competition.