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National Histor y Day in
Minnesota

Program Basics
History Day Philosophy
History Day Philosophy
History Day is…
An Applied Learning Program
Where students
become Historians!
History Day Philosophy
Applied Learning Program
Student as Historian
Inter-disciplinary
History Day Philosophy
Applied Learning Program
Kid as Historian
Inter-disciplinary
Meeting State Standards
Core skills
Core skills in the ELA Standards
Research
Higher Level:
Thinking
Writing
Reading
Organization
Collaboration
Balancing Content and Skills Standards

History Day Requires
Deep Content
Knowledge
Balancing Content and Skills Standards

History Day Requires
Deep Content
Knowledge
Teachers Can Keep
Topics Within
Curric...
History Day Evaluation by the
Numbers…

70
64
60
70%
Students who report that their
research skills “improved greatly”
64%
Teacher who report that “Below Average”
students receive higher grades for
History Day
60%
Parents who reported that their child
had to read more than usual for their
History Day project
Phases of History Day
Nuts and Bolts

Introducti
on

Research and
Analysis

Project
Creation
Phases of History Day
Nuts and Bolts

Introducti
on
- Topic

choice –
based on
theme
- Category
- Group or
Individual

Res...
Phases of History Day
Nuts and Bolts

Introduction
- Topic choice

– based on
theme
- Category
- Group or
Individual

Rese...
Phases of History Day
Nuts and Bolts

Introduction
- Topic choice

– based on
theme
- Category
- Group or
Individual

Rese...
Category Basics
Research Paper
A written

demonstration of
history based on the
most traditional form
of historical
prese...
Category Basics
Exhibit
A visual presentation

of history based on
the work of museum
curators and exhibit
designers
500...
Category Basics
Performance
A live presentation of a

student composed
script
10 minutes
Category Basics
Documentary
A media presentation

with recorded narration
illustrated by images,
graphics and video
10 m...
Category Basics
Website
A computer-based

project
Weebly – through NHD
1200 student

composed words,
images, videos, mu...
It All Begins with the Theme…
2009 – The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies
2010 – Innovation in History: Impac...
It All Begins with the Theme…
 2009 – The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies
 2010 – Innovation in History: Imp...
2014 NHD Theme – “Rights and Responsibilities in History”

Defining Rights:
-Different from a privilege
-Establishment of ...
The Contest
School Events:
Take place in individual schools, organized by a lead teacher or
coordinator—generally occur in...
The Contest
School Events:
Take place in individual schools, organized by a lead teacher or
coordinator—generally occur in...
The Contest
School Events:
Take place in individual schools, organized by a lead teacher or
coordinator—generally occur in...
The Contest
School Events:
Take place in individual schools, organized by a lead teacher or
coordinator—generally occur in...
5 Elements of a good project
Topic

Connection to theme
Narrow and focused
Historical significance
5 Elements of a good project
Topic
Thesis Statement

Arguing a point
Uses theme words
States impacts
5 Elements of a good project
Topic
Thesis Statement
Organization

Easy to follow
Appropriate colors
Incorporates primar...
5 Elements of a good project
Topic
Thesis Statement
Organization
Impact/Significance

Choosing a topic with clear/strong
...
5 Elements of a good project
Topic
Thesis Statement
Organization
Impact/Significance
Research

Primary and secondary sour...
Assessment
- Historical Quality
Assessment
- Connection to the Theme
Assessment
- Clarity of Presentation
What is my role as the
parent/guardian?
Selecting a Topic and
Doing Research

 Be a sounding board for your child’s ideas...
What is my role as the
parent/guardian?
Selecting a Topic and
Doing Research
Creating a Project

 The final project must ...
What is my role as the
parent/guardian?
Selecting a Topic and
Doing Research

 Help at your local school or regional cont...
As a parent, why should I
support this project?
College readiness
Meet Social Studies and ELA

standards
Looks good on ...
Tips for Parents
 Help students choose a solid topic
 Reinforce the important skills learned throughout the process
 St...
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  1. 1. National Histor y Day in Minnesota Program Basics
  2. 2. History Day Philosophy
  3. 3. History Day Philosophy
  4. 4. History Day is… An Applied Learning Program
  5. 5. Where students become Historians!
  6. 6. History Day Philosophy Applied Learning Program Student as Historian Inter-disciplinary
  7. 7. History Day Philosophy Applied Learning Program Kid as Historian Inter-disciplinary
  8. 8. Meeting State Standards Core skills
  9. 9. Core skills in the ELA Standards Research Higher Level: Thinking Writing Reading Organization Collaboration
  10. 10. Balancing Content and Skills Standards History Day Requires Deep Content Knowledge
  11. 11. Balancing Content and Skills Standards History Day Requires Deep Content Knowledge Teachers Can Keep Topics Within Curriculum Content
  12. 12. History Day Evaluation by the Numbers… 70 64 60
  13. 13. 70% Students who report that their research skills “improved greatly”
  14. 14. 64% Teacher who report that “Below Average” students receive higher grades for History Day
  15. 15. 60% Parents who reported that their child had to read more than usual for their History Day project
  16. 16. Phases of History Day Nuts and Bolts Introducti on Research and Analysis Project Creation
  17. 17. Phases of History Day Nuts and Bolts Introducti on - Topic choice – based on theme - Category - Group or Individual Research and Analysis Project Creation
  18. 18. Phases of History Day Nuts and Bolts Introduction - Topic choice – based on theme - Category - Group or Individual Research and Analysis -Not a report -Thesis -Connection to theme Project Creation
  19. 19. Phases of History Day Nuts and Bolts Introduction - Topic choice – based on theme - Category - Group or Individual Research and Analysis -Not a report -Thesis -Connection to theme Project Creation -5 categories -Different skills require for each
  20. 20. Category Basics Research Paper A written demonstration of history based on the most traditional form of historical presentation Limit of 1500-2500 student composed words
  21. 21. Category Basics Exhibit A visual presentation of history based on the work of museum curators and exhibit designers 500 Student composed word limit Illustrated with images, quotes, graphs, maps, etc.
  22. 22. Category Basics Performance A live presentation of a student composed script 10 minutes
  23. 23. Category Basics Documentary A media presentation with recorded narration illustrated by images, graphics and video 10 minutes Can integrate music and interviews
  24. 24. Category Basics Website A computer-based project Weebly – through NHD 1200 student composed words, images, videos, music, quotes.
  25. 25. It All Begins with the Theme… 2009 – The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies 2010 – Innovation in History: Impact and Change 2011 – Debate and Diplomacy: Successes, Failures, Consequences 2013 – Turning Points in History
  26. 26. It All Begins with the Theme…  2009 – The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies  2010 – Innovation in History: Impact and Change  2011 – Debate and Diplomacy: Successes, Failures, Consequences  2012 – Revolution, Reaction, Reform In History  2013 – Turning Points in History  2014 – Rights and Responsibilities in History
  27. 27. 2014 NHD Theme – “Rights and Responsibilities in History” Defining Rights: -Different from a privilege -Establishment of a right -Denial of rights Defining Responsibility: - What does it mean to be responsible -What happens if someone fails to act responsibly? Looking at the relationship between rights and responsibilities 20+ years old for topics
  28. 28. The Contest School Events: Take place in individual schools, organized by a lead teacher or coordinator—generally occur in February - 30,000 student participation
  29. 29. The Contest School Events: Take place in individual schools, organized by a lead teacher or coordinator—generally occur in February - 30,000 student participation Regional Events: Defined by ECSU boundaries, 13 contests occur throughout the month of March – 4500 students participate at colleges and universities.
  30. 30. The Contest School Events: Take place in individual schools, organized by a lead teacher or coordinator—generally occur in February - 30,000 student participation Regional Events: Defined by ECSU boundaries, 13 contests occur throughout the month of March – 4500 students participate at colleges and universities. State Event: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities May 4, 2013
  31. 31. The Contest School Events: Take place in individual schools, organized by a lead teacher or coordinator—generally occur in February - 30,000 student participation Regional Events: Defined by ECSU boundaries, 13 contests occur throughout the month of March – 4500 students participate at colleges and universities. State Event: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities May 3, 2014 National Event: Univ. of MD, College Park June, 2014
  32. 32. 5 Elements of a good project Topic Connection to theme Narrow and focused Historical significance
  33. 33. 5 Elements of a good project Topic Thesis Statement Arguing a point Uses theme words States impacts
  34. 34. 5 Elements of a good project Topic Thesis Statement Organization Easy to follow Appropriate colors Incorporates primary and secondary sources
  35. 35. 5 Elements of a good project Topic Thesis Statement Organization Impact/Significance Choosing a topic with clear/strong impacts Proving significance with primary sources Proof of change after a Turning Point
  36. 36. 5 Elements of a good project Topic Thesis Statement Organization Impact/Significance Research Primary and secondary sources Variety of sources Validity of sources Quality vs. quantity
  37. 37. Assessment - Historical Quality
  38. 38. Assessment - Connection to the Theme
  39. 39. Assessment - Clarity of Presentation
  40. 40. What is my role as the parent/guardian? Selecting a Topic and Doing Research  Be a sounding board for your child’s ideas as they work on selecting a topic.  Are there any interesting local topics of family connections that your child may not know about?  Encourage your child to explore resources beyond the Internet. Help your student access a wider variety of resources by providing transportation to a local library or Hullabaloo  Adults can help students locate materials, but students should take notes, conduct interviews, decide on a source’s potential usefulness for their entry, etc.
  41. 41. What is my role as the parent/guardian? Selecting a Topic and Doing Research Creating a Project  The final project must be the work of the student. You can do things with the student but not for them unless it would be dangerous for the student to complete the task themselves. Students are responsible for the design, construction, and presentation for their entries.  Students may need help and advice about the mechanical aspects of creating their entry, using certain software for example, but the students are responsible for using that knowledge to put the project together themselves.  Performance students may have costumes produced for them, but the design, choice of fabrics, etc. must be their own  Be supportive of your student as they complete a long- term project. Assist them with creating a project timeline and help them manage deadlines.
  42. 42. What is my role as the parent/guardian? Selecting a Topic and Doing Research  Help at your local school or regional contest. Consider volunteering as a judge!  Calm nervous students and help them make sure they Creating a Project have all necessary materials for the competition  Students are responsible for setting up their own NHD Competitions exhibits and props and for running their own documentary equipment at competitions.  Remind your student that creating a NHD project is a huge accomplishment and to be proud of this regardless of the result of the competition cycle.
  43. 43. As a parent, why should I support this project? College readiness Meet Social Studies and ELA standards Looks good on college applications Interview/communication skills Reading/writing skills Research skills Responsibility and time management
  44. 44. Tips for Parents  Help students choose a solid topic  Reinforce the important skills learned throughout the process  Stay involved with due dates and check-in points provided by teacher  Don’t go spend $100 on exhibit board materials. Expensive does not equal quality!  If you notice something at an event, find someone in a bowling shirt right away  Don’t get caught up in the competition  Remember judging is subjective  Volunteer to judge to gain a new perspective
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