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It’s countdown to competition. Almost forty students from the North Scott School District will participate in the Iowa National History Day competitions in the next few weeks.

Advisor Chris Green says this year’s theme is Rights and Responsibilities.

Students are analyzing documents, interviewing history makers on skype, creating documentaries, and using other forms of technology to learn about some of the most significant people and events in history.

Allie Stutting and her brother did research on the 1963 Children’s March in Birmingham, Alabama. That took place during the Civil Rights Movement.

Brady Frank worked on an exhibit about the Holocaust.

There are projects about the Civil War.

One exhibit board features Nellie Bly, the woman who helped to launch investigative journalism.

The competitions will take place in Des Moines. The top two finishers in each category will advance to nationals later this year.

Chris Green says the judges are looking for many things, including historical accuracy and how well students followed the rules.

Students are developing analytical and reading comprehension skills which get them hyped about history!

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