MNPS Social Studies Projects Fair - Grades 3-5
This competition integrates the skills assessed on the standards based report cards. It is also designed to prepare students for the National History Day competition in grades 6 through 12. This year's theme is "Revolution, Reaction, and Reform" For more information contact the MNPS Social Studies Department or view a presentation about the projects fair.
2012 Project Fair
Approaches to Process Paper
National History Day - Grades 6-12
The mission of National History Day is to provide students with opportunities to learn historical content and develop research, thinking and communication skills through the study of history and to provide educators with resources and training to enhance classroom teaching. Students choose historical topics related to a theme and conduct extensive primary and secondary research through libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews and historic sites. After analyzing and interpreting their sources and drawing conclusions about their topics’ significance in history, students present their work in original papers, exhibits, performances and documentaries. These products are entered into competitions in the spring at local, state and national levels where they are evaluated by professional historians and educators. The program culminates in a national competition each June held at the University of Maryland at College Park. Tennessee Geography Bee Grades 4-8. Learn more
Tennessee Geography Bee - Grades 4-8
Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography. Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge. Learn more