If you intend on participating, you must hand in the Intent
to Participate form to Ms. Freeman in rm. 307 by Friday,
January 6, 2006.
This is the seventh year that Sheldon Seevak
’46 is offering scholarship prizes to BLS students
working in teams of three who produce websites devoted to
the topic below.All students are eligible to participate;
you do not need to have taken Facing History in order to
participate. These projects will be multimedia
computer projects that combine print, images, and possibly
video and audio. If you wish, you will be taught the skills
that you will need to design a multimedia website project
during the competition. The projects will be due in late
March and will be presented to the judges in April.
Topic for this Year’s
Awards: The topic for this year’s Seevak
Facing History Prize competition is a person
or group in the twentieth century that has taken a courageous
stand and, as a result, has made an important difference
to society, either on a local, national, or international
scale. The topic encourages the investigation
of an individual or group that contributed in some special
way to building or improving tolerance, human rights, justice
for individuals and the citizenry and/or democratic institutions.
The person selected could be someone well known or could
be someone local, perhaps less well known, but who has contributed
something meaningful and important to the betterment of
society. Each team will select the subject of their project,
research a variety of different sources, and write a core
document that is then expanded into a multimedia computer-based
project using the latest tools available for website design.
Each team will be assigned a faculty advisor who will help
with research problems and refining topics and website content.
Examples of successful projects from previous
Seevak competitions are available at the http://www.learntoquestion.com/seevak/
Important Meeting for Interested
In order to participate, you must plan on attending one
of the 20-minute meetings in room 307 that will be announced
in the bulletin and throughout the school.
See Ms. Freeman in the History Department
if you have additional questions.