Calling all Presidential History Buffs: Volunteer virtually in 2023

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Type: 
Call for Volunteers
Date: 
November 11, 2022 to April 1, 2023
Location: 
Indiana, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Biography, Childhood and Education, Digital Humanities, History Education

Do you enjoy presidential history? Take part in the third annual Project POTUS initiative as a virtual volunteer. 

Help the staff of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site to review presidential history video projects as part of a national competition for middle schoolers in the U.S. Videos submitted to the Project POTUS contest must be 1 minute or less in length, and should incorporate primary sources and generally use good history research to illustrate the life and exploits of a chosen POTUS. 

Volunteering to be a part of the Project POTUS Citizen Jury in 2023 will require between 90-120 minutes of time as a baseline requirement for all participants, but could scale up to more involvement for those more interested in the program and willing to give more time to help with video review. 

Citizen Jurors will use a scorecard to evaluate projects, examining factors such as historical accuracy, creativity, and strength of auditory or visual elements incorporated in videos. Juror review will help determine awards fulfillment for especially stand-out projects, and a few accomplished projects will earn awards of up to $500. 

This opportunity is open to interested volunteers globally, and will take place completely online during Spring 2023. For more information, contact Molly Beausir, Russell & Penny Fortune Project POTUS Presidential Fellow, at mbeausir@bhpsite.org. More information about the general project, and how to get involved as a middle school teacher or student can be found at ProjectPOTUS.org

Contact Info: 

Molly Beausir

mbeausir@bhpsite.org

Russell & Penny Fortune Project POTUS Presidential Fellow

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

Indianapolis, IN, USA

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