American History Essay Contest
Putnam Hill Chapter DAR sponsors the NSDAR American History Essay Contest. All students in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 in public, private, parochial and home schools are eligible. This contest is conducted without regard to race, religion, sex or national origin.
2016 – 2017 Title: “Celebrating a Century: America’s National Parks”
Topic: The National Park Service was established by Congress in 1916. The National Park Service manages approximately 84.4 million acres of national parks. Pretend you are writing a journal while visiting one of the 58 national parks. Identify its location. Discuss why and when it was established as a national park. What makes this park one of our national treasures?
Christopher Columbus Essay Contest
Since 1996, the NSDAR has joined with the National Italian American Foundation to sponsor an annual national essay contest on Christopher Columbus. The contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12 in public, private, parochial and home schools. This contest is conducted without regard to race, religion, sex or national origin.
2016 – 2017 Title: “Technology’s Impact on the Voyage of Christopher Columbus”
Topic: Technological advances have greatly changed our world since the voyages of Christopher Columbus. If Christopher Columbus had just some of the technology we have today in 2016, how might this have changed his planning and carrying out of his voyages: What technological advances would have been most beneficial to Christopher Columbus?
Deadline: All entries must be submitted to Putnam Hill Chapter no later than December 15, 2016.
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