The J. Taylor Finley Yorker club is for seventh and eighth graders who have an interest in history and a desire to dig a little bit deeper into it.
The club promotes the study of history and helps its member develop a true appreciation of it. The organization’s faculty advisor is social studies teacher Jarrad Richter.
Members of the organization strengthen and refine their historical thinking and research skills. The club seeks to “facilitate the creation of a theme based project for the annual National History Day initiative. Finley students have earned honors in the contest in past years.
Yorker club membership is open to any Finley seventh and eighth graders. The group typically meets on Thursdays from early October through the last week of February.
Interested in learning more about the Yorker club or are you ready to join? Send a message to Mr. Richter at email@example.com.
This year’s National History Day theme is Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences. Finley students interested in developing a project can join the Yorker club and work with Mr. Richter, who will offer advice, research tips and critiques.
“Each year, National History Day frames students’ research within a historical theme,” according to the organization’s website. “The theme is chosen for broad application to world, national, or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past.”
Finley students who decide to participate in the 2021/22 National History Day initiative can submit a project in one of five formats: historical research papers, museum exhibits, video or computer generated documentaries, theatrical performances, and websites. Besides individual entries, all categories except papers can be completed by a group of up to five students.