CCBC Dundalk Hosts Baltimore County District Finals for Maryland History Day

Mar 13, 2017 | by Jacquie Lucy | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.761.2482 (cell)

9-11:30 a.m., March 18, CCBC Dundalk

Baltimore County, MD – The Community College of Baltimore County will be hosting the Baltimore County finals competition for Maryland History Day on Saturday, March 18, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the College Community Center at CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road. The event is free and open to the public.

In conjunction with National History Day, Maryland History Day is organized along the lines of traditional science fairs. Middle and high school students throughout the state choose a topic related to the National History Day annual theme and research an area of interest. Students then demonstrate through research papers, documentaries, multi-media productions, websites and museum-type exhibits the new knowledge they have acquired. This year’s theme is “Taking A Stand in History.”

Maryland History Day, coordinated since 1999 by Maryland Humanities, is an engaging, yearlong statewide educational program. More than 30,000 middle and high school students from 18 counties and Baltimore City participate. The Baltimore County student winners of this Maryland History Day finals competition will go on to compete at the state level in late April. State winners will compete in National History Day in June.

John Dedie, CCBC professor and coordinator of Political Science and this year’s CCBC Maryland History Day organizer, notes “The public is invited to view the displays and listen to the presentations at CCBC Dundalk. Last year’s competition attracted more than 200 students from 20 Baltimore County schools. CCBC has been hosting this event since 2003.”

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