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Teachers Prepare for National History Day

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Teachers Prepare for National History Day

ORONO - Teachers are already getting ready for National History Day.

It's not until April, but that isn't stopping educators from gearing up.


UMaine held a Thursday workshop where teachers discussed ways to get students involved.


Those organizing Maine's History Day say it's important for schools to emphasize social studies.


"More people are focusing on math and science, which are good subjects and they do need to be learned but social studies and civics helps students assess primary sources and sources to come up with their own ideas and arguments," explains John Taylor, who is the Maine National History Day State Coordinator.


Teachers looking to get involved can find more information at

Jaclyn Cangro

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Jaclyn Cangro joined WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox 22 in September of 2013. She was raised in suburban New York and graduated cum laude from Emerson College with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2013.

While at Emerson, she won the 2012 New England Emmy Award for Best College Newscast as co-executive producer. She was also nationally ranked by the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA) as one of the Top 20 Sports Broadcasters in the country, being one of two females on the list.

When not on the air, she enjoys watching and rooting for the New York Mets and New England Patriots.

She’s excited to explore all Maine has to offer! If you have any story ideas, contact her at [email protected] or tweet her @jaclyncangro.


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