Research Competition for Secondary Students

ABC-CLIO's Annual Research Competition for Secondary Students: Secondary students will work in teams, coached by their social studies teacher and/or school library media specialist, to "select the top 10 people, events or places that have shaped the course of history" and defend and present their choices to ABC-CLIO in an electronic format (i.e. slide show, online essay, video or animation, or an audio podcast). Teams must use and cite at least one of ABC-CLIO's 8 online history databases in their research. Free access to databases will be available for 90 days for schools not currently subscribed. Entries should be submitted in standards-aligned curriculum categories for high school and middle school grades. High school categories are U.S. History, Ancient World History, Modern World History, U.S. Government and Civics, and Geography. Middle school categories are Ancient Civilizations, World History and U.S. History and Government.

Award: Over $60,000 in Cash & Prizes, see website for details. There will be 5 high school winners and 3 middle school winners

Deadline: Contest ends March 30th