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.
2017 – 2018 Title: “World War I: Remembering the War to End All Wars: ”
Topic: The end of World War I was the beginning of a new age. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. Imagine you are living in 1918. State where you are living and how the end of the war will impact your daily life. Discuss the pros and cons of the changes this War introduced to society and how you imagine those changes will impact the United States in the years to come.
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.
2017 – 2018 Title: “Advantages and Disadvantages of Working Relationships Between Foreign Parties”
Topic: Christopher Columbus, an Italian, manages to convince a Spanish monarch to fund his voyage. Discuss the reasons why a monarch from one country would be interested in hiring an explorer from a foreign country to complete such an important mission. What convinced the Spanish monarchy to support Christopher Columbus instead of Spanish explorers?
Deadline: All entries must be submitted to Putnam Hill Chapter no later than December 15, 2017.
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