National Archives Completes Its Preparations to Evaluate the Projects of the Student Historians Club 2017

National Archives Completes Its Preparations to Evaluate the Projects of the Student Historians Club 2017

National Archives Completes Its Preparations to Evaluate the Projects of the Student Historians Club 2017

The National Archive has completed its preparations to evaluate the participating works in the 4th session of the “Student Historians Club 2017”, a National Archives’ project aimed at students from 8 to 11 grades to promote loyalty, belonging and national identity, and to utilize their energies in well-studied historical national programs that contribute to the development of society, and to building and strengthening of the student’s character.
The National Archives has prepared a special program in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), setting the last week of April as the date for evaluating the work of participating schools. Dates for Abu Dhabi Boys and Girls public and private Schools have been specified, and other dates were set as well for Al Ain and Al Dhafra schools.
The refereeing panel is composed of referees from the National Archives and Abu Dhabi Education Council. In these assessments, the schools in the public and private sectors are integrated to enable exchange of experience and knowledge between the two sectors in the award categories.
The award’s categories of the 4th session of the Student Historians Club’s project, which was launched by the National Archives are: the best historical miniature of Al Fahidi Castle in Dubai, the best story in oral history on the subject chosen by the participants without limitations, the best historical magazine on the UAE righteous martyrs and the best presentation within the initiative of “Moral education” and its support to school curriculum.
The National Archives has communicated with a large number of schools in the 4th session of the “Student Historians Club”, and the number of its participants exceeded 555 in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra.
It is noteworthy that the strategic objectives of the 4th session of the Student Historians were derived from UAE Vision (2021), Abu Dhabi Vision 2030, and of national initiatives, in conformity with the mission and vision of the National Archives and its national goals.
The National Archives’ representatives have previously encouraged the participating schools to make use of  historical documents preserved in its archives, Emirates Library, which is full of paper and electronic sources and references, the periodicals and academic research papers, the Oral History and Genealogy Department and to learn from its experiences and many interviews with the elderly people, and by following the events organized by official bodies that fall within the award categories of the Student Historians Club, such as  the events of the Moral Education’s initiatives for supporting curricula, and the events of Emirates martyrs and their great heroism and sacrifices for the homeland.