Academy at the Lakes honors students participated in National History Day on Tuesday, Jan. 30. According to nhd.org, more than half a million middle and high school students participate in this event each year.
“History Day gives students an opportunity to deepen their understanding of history while creating connections to the present day utilizing technology, research skills, and critical thinking,” Upper Division & A.P. History Instructor Mrs. Kelly Rodowsky said.
This year’s theme was, Conflict & Compromise. Academy honors students completed projects over a 6-month period of time: choosing a topic of interest that related to the theme. Students created an annotated bibliography, wrote a process paper, and exhibited their information through a medium of their choice: website, paper, performance, display board, or documentary.
“Our honors students worked diligently and produced memorable and well researched projects,” Mrs. Rodowsky said. “We are very proud of their accomplishments and wish them the best at the county competition and beyond.”
The following students will be moving on to compete at the Pasco County History Fair competition on Saturday, March 10, 2018.
Picking Up The Pieces: The 1992 Los Angeles Riots
9th Grader, Jacob Ayoub
9th Grader, Dylan Wilhite
9th Grader, Hudson Griffith
The Troubled Times of Ireland
9th Grader, Hannah Fowler
9th Grader, Annelise Youngblood
9th Grader, McKenna Smith
Individual Historical Paper
The Fight for Women’s Rights
9th Grader, Tikiri Ekayanake
The Partition of India: The Price of Freedom
9th Grader, Zainab Nawaz
The Civil Rights Movement through Music
9th Grader, Devyne Davis
Billie Jean King
10th Grader, Dion Loutas
The Berlin Wall
10th Grader, Dylan Price