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Woodbury Middle School sixth graders host Second Annual History Day Fair

Woodbury Middle School sixth graders hosted the school’s Second Annual History Day Fair “Taking a Stand in History,” on Friday, January 20 from 12:30-2:00 p.m.

Led by Social Studies Teacher Allissa Bagley, approximately 200 sixth graders had the chance to showcase their National History Day projects at the fair as the culmination of their Social Studies research unit.

This unique project uses history as a vehicle to engage each student’s mind as they embark upon the journey of research through individualized learning. Students have the opportunity to experience history, live history, and make personal connections through their discoveries. Numerous projects connect to the students’ own cultural backgrounds. 

A few of this year’s research topics with personal connections included The Orphan Trains, WWII and The Normandy Invasion, The Flying Tigers, The Selma March and Martin Luther King Jr., Jonas Salk and The Polio Vaccine.

Hundreds of community members, students and staff members had the chance to travel back in time during the public viewing of the 145 history projects at the fair. Projects included documentaries, websites, exhibits and live performances.

“The students really embraced individualized learning through choosing their own topics, researching history, making personal connections, interviewing community members, presenting their knowledge at a fair and so much more,” said Bagley.

Twenty-eight projects will advance to the regional competition on March 23rd at St. Kate’s University. District 833 would like to congratulate all Woodbury Middle School on a successful event!