Finley Research Students Explore National Archives at NYC

In preparation of National History Day, Finley Middle School’s eighth-grade research program visited Manhattan to study various primary sources at the National Archives at New York City on Nov. 18.

Students took a tour of the facility, learned how to locate and utilize original records, and even did their own “digging” for primary sources connected to their National History Day topics. The day culminated with a walk around Battery Park, where students were able to take in views of the Statue of Liberty.

During the yearlong National History Day program, thousands of students in grades 6-12 choose a topic related to an annual theme; conduct research at libraries, archives, museums and historic sites; and share their knowledge about the topic through exhibits, essays, documentaries, websites or performances.                              
Finley Middle School will send 14 students to Hofstra University to compete in the National History Day competition on March 19, 2017.