Thursday, September 11, 2008

Upcoming Opportunities at the Truman Library

Just passing along some great upcoming opportunities from the Truman Library:

1) Presidential Election Trivia Contest for Missouri and Kansas 9-12th graders
Monday, October 20, 2008, from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. Truman Library, Independence, Missouri

This contest is designed for Missouri and Kansas 9th - 12th grade students. Registration will be $25 per team. The deadline for entering is October 3rd. Only one team from each school may participate. Private, parochial, public and home schools are all welcome to register for the contest.Format Groups of up to six students from each school will participate in teams. They will answer questions on a variety of questions relating to Presidential campaigns and elections in American history.

For further information contact To enter, you can download the entry form at:

2) National Issues Forums for Missouri and Kansas High School Students"
The New Challenges of American Immigration."October 11 & 18, 20089:30 - NoonTruman Library & Museum Independence, Missouri

The New Challenges of American Immigration On October 11 & 18 from 9:30 am to noon, the Truman Library will host two High School Student National Issues Forums on "The New Challenges of American Immigration." While the students are engaged in their forums, the teachers will be separately trained by National Issues Forums Institute moderators how to organize and conduct the type of dialogue that comprises NIFI forums. The deadline for RSVPs is October 6 for the October 11 forum and October 13 for the October 18 forum.

To rsvp, email ; include the teacher name, school name and the number of students participating. More information is at:

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