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  • Saturday, May 4, 2019 • Grosse Pointe North High School • Grosse Pointe Woods, MI • 1




    Grosse Pointe North High School May 4, 2019 - Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

    For info visit www.mcssmi.org or email olympiad@mcssmi.org

    2019 Theme Core Values of American Democracy “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

    -- Declaration of Independence

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    Dear Educator Welcome to the 33rd annual Michigan Social Studies Olympiad! The Olympiad offers students the unique opportunity to creatively apply what they have been learning in their social studies classes. Michigan is the only state to offer this type of state-wide event. We appreciate your willingness to guide and support your students in their Olympiad projects. Good luck exploring this year’s theme, “Core Values of American Democracy” and in your preparation for the Olympiad on May 4th, 2019. Rebecca Bush President, Michigan Council for the Social Studies

    Sponsors Grosse Pointe Public School System Macomb Intermediate School District Michigan Council for the Social Studies

    Committee Members

    MCSS Officers President – Rebecca Bush President-Elect – Adam Lincoln Past President – Annie Whitlock Secretary – Missy Wozniak Treasurer – Stan Masters NCSS Delegate At-Large – Evan Rokicki


    REPRESENTATIVES District 1 - Upper Peninsula: open District 2 - Northern Michigan: Dave Johnson District 3 - West Michigan: Brian Milliron District 4 - Greater Bay Area: Alicia Kubacki, Roy Sovis District 5 - Southwest Michigan:

    Amy Striegle, George Chapp District 6 - Southeast Michigan: Stan Masters District 7 - Wayne County: Marsha Lewis District 8 - Macomb County and Eastern Thumb Area: Carolyn Frischman, Sean McBrady District 9 - Central Michigan: Scott Roberts, Heather Wolf District 10 - Oakland County: open

    Olympiad Personnel Jim Alvaro Heather Chase George Chapp Jim Feldman Carolyn Frischman Molly Gale Donna Golden David Hales David Hornak Mike Klein Marsha Lewis Liz Lietz

    Adam Lincoln Gabi Likavec Amanda Lipare Sara Loveridge Marty Mater Robert May Nese Nasif Lisa Rivard Anthony Salciccioli Roy Sovis Ray Walker Annie Whitlock

    Sean McBrady, Chair Damien Buckley Nancy Domke Nate Domke

    Steve Domke Jeff Lopo Theresa Van Sickle

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    Table of Contents

    Olympiad & MCSS Personnel 2 Timeline & Schedule 3 Registration & Event Information 4 Theme Information 5 Events by Category 6 Event Selection Form 7

    Off-Site Events Current Event Editorial Essay 9 Digital Photography 11 Historical TV Newscast 13 Investments 15 Marathon 16 Photojournalism 18 Poetry 20 Political Cartoon Journals 22 Posters 24 Primary Document Journal 26 Online Presentation 28 Quiltathon 30 Take a Stand Essay 32 Theme Graphic Design 34

    On-Site Events Current Event Map 37 Drama - Original Script 38 Hand Puppets 39 Library Grand Prix 40 Mapping Michigan’s Past 41 Monologue – Historical 42 Social Studies Quiz Bowl 43 Social Studies Song 48 Speakathon 50 Stampathon 51

    Olympiad Timeline

    Olympiad Schedule

    Recent Changes  The three Quiz Bowl divisions will run at

    different times. Please note the schedule changes. (Elem 8am; Int 11am; Sen 1pm)

     The Olympiad and Awards Ceremony will take place at 10am as in past years, but this is now AFTER the Elementary Quiz Bowl Competition.

     Digital and emailed entries must still have Entry Forms submitted with them. Please scan the completed form and email as an attachment.

    February 23, 2019 Registration Deadline March 2, 2019 __ Event Selection Deadline March 9, 2019 Deadline for mailing off- site event materials. April 8, 2019 Notification of winners to coaches AFTER 4/8. May 4, 2019 Olympiad Event date!

    May 4, 2019

    7:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. On-site Event Check-in (for

    Coaches Only)

    7:30 a.m. Elementary Quiz Bowl Check-in

    8:00 a.m. Elementary Quiz Bowl

    10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Off-site Awards Ceremony

    10:30 a.m. Intermediate Quiz Bowl Check-in

    11:00 a.m. Intermediate Quiz Bowl

    11:00 a.m. On-site Events

    12:30 p.m. Senior Quiz Bowl Check-in

    1:00 p.m. Senior Quiz Bowl

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    Registration & Event Information

    Divisions: Elementary (3-5), Intermediate (6-8), High School (9-12). Supervision: At least one adult must accompany students from each school entered in the competition. Parents and visitors are invited to attend the Olympiad. There is no admission fee for spectators. Rules: The official rules for each event are to be found in this handbook, available online at mcssmi.org. View: Winning entries in many off-site events can be viewed onsite. Snacks & Meals: Snacks and meals are the responsibility of the participant. No food or drink are allowed in classrooms and hallways. Off-site Event Presentations: All materials must be postmarked by the deadline and mailed or emailed to the judge listed in the current handbook. The awards will be presented at the Olympiad event Opening Ceremony. On-site Event Presentations: Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal presentations for ON-SITE events take place on Olympiad day in the respective rooms where each event takes place.

    Registration: Event registration forms must be postmarked by February 23, 2019.

    Please mail registration form with check to:

    Online registration is also available at www.mcssmi.org. Questions: Sean McBrady, Olympiad Committee (586) 228-3465 Olympiad@mcssmi.org Location:

    Grosse Pointe North High School 707 Vernier Rd. Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236

    GP North High School is located east of I-94 on Vernier Rd. (think 8 Mile Rd extended to Lake St. Clair).

    MCSS ATTN: Donna Golden OAISD 13565 Port Sheldon St Holland, MI 49424


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    Theme – Core values of American Democracy

    The following excerpt is from the 2018 draft of the proposed Michigan K-12 Social Studies Standards (V. 5/18) published by the Michigan Department of Education and available for review here:


    CORE VALUES - INTRODUCTION … Most people and societies have professed adherence to universal values such as justice, truth and patriotism. Often, these are only words with no binding power. The founding generation of the United States took the bold step of moving beyond rhetoric and establishing a new nation founded on Core Values, expressing these values in documents, binding upon both the governed and the government. Each new generation must come to understand and interpret these values, acknowledging the historical strain and tension of oppositional or adversarial ideas found in the documents themselves. This tension is best seen as symbiotic and productive as it fosters deliberative, energetic decision-making - both then and now. Rich debate is the legacy of the founding and such tensions infuse our discourse and our aspirations today. Surfacing a list of Core Values compels consideration of such questions as:

     How might the tension between life and liberty balance against the desire for security in an open society?

     How might the will of the majority uphold or infringe upon rights of the unenfranchised, disenfranchised, or underrepresented?

     In what ways might the United States of America reflect characteristics of both direct democracy and that of a representative republic? What are best forms of representation?

     What civic skills are necessary for vibrant constitutional democracies and how might schools cultivate healthy civic virtue?

    As educators, administrators, and invested community members, our best work will stand on the shoulders of the founders and promote ways in which divergent ideas have and continue to be the bedrock of the American polity. Our best work will provide a vocabulary for understanding modern issues by tracing their roots in history and experience. Our best work will promise opportunities to develop the civil, deliberative, and advocacy skills to engage in a democratic marketplace of ideas and policy. In light of much of the contentious discourse today, it is particularly important that we aspire to teach students the history, civic knowledge, civic skills, and civic dispositions necessary for continuous civic and civil reflection.

    Good luck to all Olympiad participants!

    For more information, email Olympiad@mcssmi.org or check our website www.mcssmi.org.