Education Director to Receive Adler Friend of Education Award
We are proud to announce that Jeff Hawks, the Foundation’s Education Director, will receive the Adler Friend of Education Award from the Pennsylvania State Education Association for his work as State Coordinator for National History Day in Pennsylvania.Read more...
Our Capital Burns: America and the War of 1812
The War of 1812 had a direct hand in shaping the nature of the modern United States. Steve Vogel will present a lecture, entitled “Through the Perilous Fight,” based on his book of the same title. The lecture will begin at 7:15 PM on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 in the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center’s (USAHEC) Visitor and Education Center.Read more...
National History Day in PA
The Army Heritage Center Foundation is the sponsoring organization for National History Day in Pennsylvania (NHD in PA).
NHD engages students in grades 6-12 in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical topics. Students produce dramatic performances, imaginative exhibits, multimedia documentaries, web sites and papers based on research related to an annual theme. The 2011 theme is “Debate and Diplomacy: Successes, Failures, Consequences”. Individually or in teams of two to five, the students will research an issue or historical event characterized by controversy, arguement, and negotiation to discover and explain the success or failure of a particular approach and the consequences of the outcome. Student projects are evaluated at local, regional, state, and national competitions.
Participants in the NHD program include:
Students celebrating National History Day.
The NHD program serves as a vehicle to teach students important literacy skills and to engage them in the use and understanding of museum and library resources. The program inspires students to study local, regional, or state history, and then challenges them to expand their thinking and apply that knowledge to the national or even worldwide scene. The program also teaches students to become technologically literate through the use of computer and Internet research methods, and the use of technologically advanced applications in their presentations.
For ways in which to support the program, click here.