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2023 Michigan Social Studies Olympiad Theme

“Choices that Changed Our World”

Decisions made throughout history matter. Choices, made collectively or individually, deliberately or spontaneously impact and change the world in significant ways. Some choices solidify a person's legacy in history, while others go unrecognized or uncredited. The context of time, place, and situation matters in examining and understanding past choices. 

This year's 2023 Michigan Social Studies Olympiad theme, "Choices that Changed Our World," will allow students to examine significant turning points in history. Through inquiry, students will investigate the context, location, period, and people involved in these turning points. As they encounter the good, the bad, and the ugly stories of the past, they will be more able to analyze these decisions' lasting impacts and consequences.

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