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Students are expected to conduct themselves, both in person and online in a manner that brings credit to themselves and their schools. Chaperones are responsible for the behavior of the students in their charge.
Washington History Day Rules and Policies for Participants
Please remember that Washington History Day is concerned not only for the safety and well-being of students, but also for upholding the wishes of parents, teachers, school principals, and the many supporters who have a vested interest in the students’ participation. As guests at Green River College, you are expected to abide by the same rules the College has established for its students. To ensure that your stay is pleasant and trouble-free, you must observe the following rules:
- You may not physically harm, threaten to harm, or harass, any person, including provoking and/or engaging in physical fights or malicious pranks.
- Alcoholic beverages or other drugs are expressly prohibited except those prescribed by a doctor.
- Possession of any weapons, firecrackers, or other flammable materials is prohibited.
- You many not tamper with the fire system or fire safety equipment. You many not set or fuel fire of any size.
- You are responsible for complying with the requests of all chaperones at Green River College officials, including cooperating in cases where you are aware of rules being broken by other students.
2019 State Contest Schedule
All History Day projects are reviewed using the following measures:
Historical Quality (60%)
- Historical accuracy
- Historical context
- Analysis and interpretation
- Use of available primary sources
- Wide research
- Balanced research
Relation to Theme (20%)
- Clearly relates to theme
- Demonstrates significance of topic in history and draws conclusions
Clarity of Presentation (20%)
- Written materials are original, clear, appropriate, organized and articulate
- Entry is organized; visual impact is appropriate to topic