High School History Day


Wednesday, October 10, 2018
10am-2pm

Thank you for your interest in History at Western. We are excited for the chance to meet you and to give you a glimpse into what studying History at university is like! 

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Sessions

We have a variety of sessions scheduled throughout the day including lectures, mini-tutorials and, hands-on interactive sessions. 

Lectures
  • Canadian Gladiators: Sports Spectacles in Modernizing Canada
  • Close Reading: The Historian as Detective
  • Cutting & Bleeding: A History of Medicine with Objects
  • Hard Road to Freedom: African American Protest from 1620 to 2018
  • A History of Alien Invasions of Earth
  • "If the Kids are United": Punk Rock and Why You Should Care
  • Killing Fields: Genocide in Modern History
  • Nazi Paparazzi: Is a Picture Really Worth a Thousand Words?
  • "Shiver Me Timbers!" Pirates & Piracy in the Public Imagination

 

Mini-Tutorials
  • Build Your Own Memorial
  • Concentration Camps
  • Egypt and the West
  • Famous American Murder Trials
  • Gossip Girl and New York City
  • Shark Attacks
  • Shell Shock to PTSD
  • Understanding Chinese Culture
  • War Veterans and Mental Health

 

Students will attend 3 sessions throughout the day. When registration opens you will be able to select the sessions you want to participate in. 

The final session of the day will be a Multimedia Interactive Historical Extravaganza

Registration closes September 28th, 2018.   

Schedule

The day will begin at 10am with a general introduction.  After that, students and teachers will break into their sessions.  A free lunch will be provided, as well as drinks and snacks throughout the day.  Sessions will end at 1:45 to allow teachers and students to regroup and board busses between 1:45-2pm. 

Introduction: 10:00am-10:30am

Session A: 10:40am-11:20am

Session B/Lunch group 1: 11:30am-12:10pm

Session C/Lunch group 2: 12:20pm-1:00pm

Session D: 1:10pm-1:40pm

Transfer to busses: 1:45-2pm

If you have any questions, please email history-inquiries@uwo.ca.

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