EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.
National History Day offers year-long academic programs and contests focused on history for students around the world. The contests are like science fairs, for history, where students can showcase their history knowledge.
This year's theme is "Conflict and Compromise in History" and Thursday the Northwestern Wisconsin Regional Contest was held at UW-Eau Claire.
Students presented their theme ideas through various mediums including documentaries, exhibits, papers, performances and websites.
"It's definitely about the journey, about learning how to do that historical research, about asking the right questions, and about finding something in history that you can connect to and relate with. I think that's the power of the program,” said Jenny Kalvaitis, Coordinator of Secondary Education, The Wisconsin Historical Society.
Winners at the regional level will move on to the state competition which takes place April 21 at UW-Madison.