What will your kids remember about learning history? If you’re looking for a way to make an impression—and make it a good one—you’ll want to hear about one homeschooling family’s experience with the National History Day Contest! Find out more on today’s Home School Heartbeat, with host Mike Smith.
Emma Grace Thompson, one of last year’s National History Day contest winners, is back with us again today. Emma Grace, what would you say was your favorite aspect of participating in the National History Day program?
Emma Grace Thompson:
My favorite aspect of participating in National History Day was being able to choose what kind of story I wanted to convey, the way I wanted to express it. I also enjoyed digging for histories that maybe not everyone has heard about, because I think forgotten history is sometimes the most vital.
Would you say you have a greater appreciation for history since you participated in the History Day contest?
Yes. You know, often we idolize historical figures and events and make them as fairy tales. I&rsqo;ve found that NHD helps to appreciate the reality and ongoing pattern of history.
Well, Emma Grace, we are certainly proud of you and all the other homeschooled students who have participated in the National History Day contest. And thanks for joining us this week to tell us all about it! And until next time, I’m Mike Smith.