The theme this year – Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange in History – has allowed students to choose diverse topics including: George Vancouver’s exploration into the Pacific Northwest, Edward Jenner and the Smallpox vaccine, Cargo Containerization, and Existentialism. There will be two documentaries, one exhibit, and one performance at this event. Students will show how their topics meet of each of the theme components and how they researched.
Audience members help students prepare for their contest in March by providing positive feedback on presentation skills, by asking about research, by asking about theme, and about why the topics are historically significant.
Your participation at this event will be appreciated. This is a free event, open to the entire community, but donations in support of the program are always welcome and can be made through the Coupeville Foundation for Coupeville Schools and should be marked for History Day.
The Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge is pleased to support History Day for Coupeville students by hosting this event at their Nordic Hall, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. The Hall is located at 63 Jacobs Rd., about one mile south of the intersection of Highway 20 & Main Street [in Coupeville].