On February 27, Sage Hill’s History and Social Studies Department hosted National History Day Night in the Peter V. Ueberroth Gym. This year’s NHD theme was Triumph and Tragedy in History.
All ninth grade students spent weeks researching a topic that interested them, investigating it in depth, and learning how to present research as historians do. They presented their projects, which could be in the form of a website, documentary video, exhibit, papers and more.
Congratulations to this year’s NHD award winners:
Exhibits Nic E. – Early PC History Celine S. – Jane’s Crown of Thorns Ari R. – One Giant Leap for Mankind (Apollo) Elise O. – Tlatelolco (1968) Aviela C. – John Rabe: The Living Buddha of Nanking Isabel G. – From Killing Lives to Saving Them: The Triumphs and Tragedies of Mustard Gas Lainey C. – The Escape to Canada Anika B. – Patient No More: Section 504 Sit-Ins Zayna L. – Gender Roles and Stereotypes in Disney
Websites Nadia A. – The Sykes-Picot Agreement: How one Map Led to a Century of Tragedy and Instability Grace Z. – The Burning of the Old Summer Palace: The Conversion of a National Humiliation to Unification Sabrina D. – The Emu War
Documentaries Alex L. – Iran: The Economic and Political Legacy of a Revolution Colin S. – Tell Them We are Starving: How the Ukrainian People Triumphed in Preserving the Memory of the Holodomor Tragedy
Papers David Z. – Tiberius Gracchus Saiida W. – Black and Yellow Power: The Lasting Effect of Civil Rights Winston Z. – The Herero and Namaqua Genocide: The Triumph of Colonial Imperialism and Tragedy for the Native Tribes
Research Austin P. – Controversies of Christopher Columbus Max T. – The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand Max Luer – The Rise of Soviet Communism and the Attack on the Lower Classes