Department of History


 

 

FORTY-FIRST ANNUAL HISTORY CONTEST

March 20, 2015

Dear Fellow Historians:

 

            The History Department of Western Kentucky University annually sponsors a History Contest for High School and Junior High (Middle) School students held in the Diddle Arena. This year’s contest will be March 20, 2015. We sincerely hope your best students will participate.

 

            The History Contest consists of both objective and essay examinations. Objective examinations will be administered in four areas: (1) Junior High American History, from colonial exploration through 1865; (2) Senior High American History, from 1865 to the present; (3) Junior World History through the Middle Ages; (4) Senior High World History, Renaissance through the Cold War. The general essays cover the periods described above.

 

            A student may enter only one (1) contest. First place winners in Senior High American History and Senior High World History competitions will win $1,000 scholarships for their first year of study at Western Kentucky University. First place winners in Junior High and World History will win a $500 scholarship for their first year of study at Western Kentucky University.

 

            First and second place winners in each category also receive engraved plaques, and in order to give appropriate recognition to a larger number of good students, silver medals are presented to the next 5 percent of contestants and bronze medals to the next five percent in each contest. In addition, certificates of achievement will be mailed to those students who score in the next highest 10 percent on the objective exam.

 

            Each year the competition has increased, as has the number of participants. We suggest that you enter only your top students. In order to finalize our plans, may we please hear from you by March 7th? We would appreciate your mentioning the Annual WKU History Contest to other history teachers who may not be aware of its existence. We will, of course, be glad to answer any questions that you may have. Please plan to participate in these contests and start preparing your best students for them.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Marion B. Lucas, History Contest Coordinator

Department of History

Western Kentucky University

1906 College Heights Blvd #21086

Bowling Green, KY 42101-1086

Email: wkuhistorycontest@wku.edu

Phone: 270-745-2994

History Office Phone: 270-745-3841 or 270-745-3842

History Office Fax: 270-745-2950

 


HISTORY CONTEST PARTICIPANTS
 
March 20, 2015


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Phone No. (____)_______________ E-Mail address: ________________________________

FAX No. ____________________

    If additional space is needed, please use the back of this sheet. Be sure to indicate the student’s name and whether he/she is entering the World History, Senior High American, or Junior High American History Contest. PLEASE FAX BY MARCH 7, 2015, TO: Marion B. Lucas/History Department/WKU FAX: 270-745-2950






Contact:
  Marion B. Lucas
History Contest Coordinator
Department of History
  Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd #21086
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1086

Email: marion.lucas@wku.edu
Phone: (270) 745-5736
History Department Phone (270) 745-3841 or 3842
FAX: (270) 745-2950

HISTORY CONTEST SCHEDULE
March 25, 2011

8:00-9:15 a.m. – Registration at the Downing University Center

 

            Those parents or teachers arriving by automobile should request from History Contest Coordinator, Marion B. Lucas by email a parking pass to park in the University Parking Structure (near the Downing Center). Once busses have unloaded, drivers should continue down College Heights Boulevard to the stoplight at University Blvd. Turn left and go approximately 100 feet, then turn right to enter the Creason Lot; or turn right and go the equivalent of about 8 blocks on University Blvd. to the Adams Street lot to park.

 

            At the table in the front lobby of Downing University Center, teachers should register their students for one (1) of the following tests: Junior High American History; Senior High American History; Senior High World History, or Junior High World History. Teachers and sponsors may relax and visit in Downing University Center Room 226 while the student testing is in progress. Refreshments will be provided.

 

9:45-10:25 a.m. – Objective Test

 

            The objective test will consist of multiple choice questions designed especially for Junior High and Senior High students. The Junior High American History test will cover the period to 1865; the Senior High American History test will deal with the period since 1865. The Junior World History test will cover through the Middle Ages; the Senior World History test will cover from the Renaissance through the Cold War.

 

10:25- 10:40 a.m. Break

 

10:45-11:20 – Essay Test

 

            Students will be asked to answer one essay question. The Junior High essay question will emphasize American history before 1865; the Senior High American History question will cover American history since 1865; The Junior World History test will cover through the Middle Ages; the Senior World History test will cover from the Renaissance through the Cold War. Essay questions will be sufficiently broad to allow participants to display their knowledge in a particular area.

 

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch Break

 

            Participants will be free during this period to eat lunch in the Downing Center Cafeteria and to tour the campus.

 

1:15-2:30 p.m. – Presentation of Awards in Downing University Center Theater

 

STUDENTS SHOULD BRING TWO SHARPENED No. 2 PENCILS. THE HISTORY DEPARTMENT WILL FURNISH PAPER FOR THE ESSAY TESTS.


HISTORY CONTEST PARTICIPANTS
  March 25, 2011


(Please Print Legibly)                        Sr. Hi.         Jr. Hi.             Jr. Hi.            Sr. Hi.
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TEACHER: _________________________________________________________________

SCHOOL NAME: ___________________________________________________________

SCHOOL ADDRESS: _________________________________________________________

CITY: ____________________________________ STATE: _________ ZIP: ____________

Phone No. (____)_______________ E-Mail address: ________________________________

FAX No. ____________________

    If additional space is needed, please use the back of this sheet. Be sure to indicate the student's name and whether he/she is entering the World History, Senior High American, or Junior High American History Contest. PLEASE MAIL, E-MAIL, OR FAX BY MARCH 12, 2011, TO:

Marion B. Lucas
History Contest Coordinator
Department of History
  Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd #21086
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1086


Email: marion.lucas@wku.edu
Phone: (270) 745-5736
History Department Phone (270) 745-3841 or 3842
FAX: (270) 745-2950


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