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  • 1. National History Day
    Library Partnering
  • 2. What is National History Day?
    “Science Fair for History”
  • 3. Sponsors
    Minnesota Historical Society
    University of Minnesota
  • 4. Statewide Outreach
    The Minnesota History Day
    program has regional
    partnerships with:
    • Six State Universities
    • 5. Three Private Colleges
    • 6. Three U of M Campuses
  • HD Staff Structure
    History Day staff provide classroom services statewide…
    Katie Craven:
    Rachel Hernandez:
    Minneapolis, St. Paul, Northeast
    Heidi Kloempken:
    Southwest, South Central
    Laura Zeccardi:
    West Central, Central, Southeast
  • 7. School Participation
    Approx. 200 schools statewide
    Various Sizes
    Various Formats
    Teacher Driven
  • 8. Classroom Implementation
    National History Day offers flexibility to fit any classroom:
    Full classroom implementation
    Elected pull-out program
    After-school activity
  • 9. Participation
    Junior Division
    6th - 8th Grade
    Senior Division
    9th - 12th Grade
    Students can work individually or collaboratively in groups of 2-5.
  • 10. Annual Theme
    2011: Debate & Diplomacy in History
    2012: Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History
    2013: Turning Points in History
    2014: Geography in History
    2015: Rights & Responsibilities in History
  • 11. 2011 Theme
    Debate & Diplomacy:Successes, Failures, Consequences
    Sample Topics:
    Land Ordinance of 1785 1934 Indian Reorganization Act
    1882 Chinese Exclusion Act Marshall Plan
    Missouri Compromise Equal Rights Amendment
    Clayton Anti-Trust Act Camp David Accords
  • 12. Topic Selection
    World History
    American History
    State History
    Local History
    Family History
    The only requirement is that students identify their topic’s relationship to the theme
  • 13. In-depth Research
    Students are encouraged to explore their community resources as a means to discover their topic.
    Public Libraries
    University Libraries
    Historic Sites
  • 14. Key Steps in the History Day Research Process
    Select a Topic
    Conduct Preliminary Research
    Learn Research & Organizational Skills
    Conduct Advanced Research
    Document Research (Process Paper)
  • 15. Presentation
    Historical Paper (individual only)
    All categories are required to submit an annotated bibliography of sources used during the development of their project
  • 16. Historical Papers
    A written demonstration of history based on the most traditional form of historical presentation: authorship
  • 17. Exhibits
    A visual presentation of history based on the work of museum curators and exhibit designers
  • 18. Documentaries
    A video or multi-media presentation with recorded narration and supporting images (think Ken Burns!)
  • 19. Performances
    A live presentation where a script, props and costumes come together to present a historical story
  • 20. Websites
    A computer-based project modeled after the presentation of history on the World Wide Web
  • 21. The Contest
    School Events:
    Take place in individual schools, organized by a lead teacher or coordinator—generally occur in February
    Regional Events:
    Defined by ECSU boundaries, contests occur throughout the month of March
    State Event:
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    May 1, 2011
    National Event:
    Univ. of MD, College Park
    June 12-16, 2011
  • 22. Assessment
    At NHD events, students
    present before a panel of
    judges who are asked to
    Historical Quality
    Relationship to the Theme
    Clarity of Presentation
    Students receive feedback from judges on their work following each event
    Those who advance in the competition are highly encouraged to revisit and revise their work
  • 23. Historical Quality
    Historical Quality (60%)
    • Entry is historically accurate
    Historical Quality (60%)
    • Entry is historically accurate
    Historical Quality (60%)
    • Entry is historically accurate
    Historical Quality (60%)
    • Entry is historically accurate
    • Shows analysis and interpretation
    • Shows analysis and interpretation
    • Shows analysis and interpretation
    • Shows analysis and interpretation
    • Places topic in historical context
    • Places topic in historical context
    • Places topic in historical context
    • Places topic in historical context
    • Shows wide research
    • Shows wide research
    • Shows wide research
    • Shows wide research
    • Uses available primary sources
    • Uses available primary sources
    • Uses available primary sources
    • Uses available primary sources
    • Research is balanced
    • Research is balanced
    • Research is balanced
    • Research is balanced
  • 24. Relationship to Theme
  • 25. Clarity of Presentation
    (Paper Sample)
  • 26. Why does History Day work?
    Classroom Support
  • 27. Student Benefits
    Skill development in:
    Drawing Conclusions
    Understanding Historical Context/Perspective
    College/Workplace preparation
    A greater sense of connection to history and community
  • 28. Library Strategies
    Feature Resources
    Collaborate with Teachers
    Educate about Research
    Host a Hullabaloo Event
    Support through Regional Networks
    Help Judge at a History Day Event
  • 29. Connect with Teachers…
  • 30. who engage their students…
  • 31. …to learn and create.
  • 32. For over 20 years History Day has been a growing success story…
  • 33. …helping students from the inner city…
  • 34. …the suburbs…
  • 35. …and Greater Minnesota…
  • 36. ...make history of their own.
  • 37. The Bottom Line
    The History Day partnership
    provides students throughout
    Minnesota with a structure that
    has high academic expectations
    and support services to improve
    student achievement.
  • 38. Library partnerships are critical to student success!
  • 39. Research Challenges are Varied Depending on the Location of the Student and Available Support
    Quality of school libraries and access
    to online database resources varies widely
    Teachers may not be working with
    media specialists to effectively guide
    students to library resources
    Geography and socio-economic factors
    may limit library access for some students
    Few teachers have experience using advanced libraries and archives
  • 40. Common student research behaviors to overcome…
  • 41. “Googlepedia”
  • 42. Research Equals
  • 43. Please send me everything you have on…
  • 44. The web does not solve all of our challenges with youth researchers!
    Interaction with staff and program partners has the most impact on History Day outcomes.
  • 45. Strategy: Feature Resources
    Create displays to feature relevant resources that correspond with each year’s theme.
  • 46. Strategy: Collaborate with Teachers
    Get involved in teaching good research skills!
    Library Catalogue
    Correct Search Terms
    Online Resources
    Interlibrary Loan
  • 47. Strategy: Educate about Research
    Record bibliographic information and a short description about its use.
    • Understand the difference between a search engine and a database!
    Use footnotes and endnotes to find additional sources.
    Scan or copy photographs while researching.
    Demonstrate how to use the local library and interlibrary loan.
  • 48. Sources: Primary vs. Secondary
    History Day uses slightly different criteria for determining what documents are primary and secondary source compared to archivists and librarians.
  • 49. Copy of Mein Kampf
    Primary or Secondary?
    Academic Standards: NO
    • Published copy
    • 50. Translated into English
    History Day: YES
    • Student must analyze Hitler’s viewpoint.
    • 51. No access to archival copy
  • “Kissing the War Goodbye”in a history textbook (with caption)
    Primary or Secondary?
    Academic Standards: NO
    • Not original photograph
    • 52. Analysis and interpretation have already been done.
    History Day: NO
    • Student is not able to draw their own conclusions.
    • 53. However, if no analysis has been done the photograph could be considered a primary source.
  • Strategy: Host a History Day Hullaballoo Event
    Hullabaloos are library
    open houses where students
    receive hands-on help from
    librarians and History Day
  • 54.
  • 55.
  • 56.
  • 57.
  • 58. Hullaballoo Dates
    Metro Area Greater Minnesota
    Central Library, Minneapolis Rochester Public Library, Rochester
    December 11, 2010 January 5, 2011
    January 25, 2011 January 22, 2011
    February 19, 2011
    Central Library, St. Paul University of Minnesota, Duluth
    February 5, 2011 November 6, 2010
    Ridgedale Library, Minnetonka St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud
    January 24, 2011 TBD
  • 59. Strategy: Support through Regional Networks
    Insert yourself in regional partnership with research communities
    Utilize your school/community connections to promote History Day to teachers
    Participate in library events featured by your partner libraries
  • 60. Strategy: Help Judge at Local History Day Events
    School Competitions – February
    Regional Competitions:
    March 3 – Metro Senior
    March 3 – South Central
    March 5 – Metro Junior East
    March 7 – St. Paul Public Schools
    March 8 – Metro Junior Central
    March 10 – Metro Junior West
    March 12 – Northeast
    March 17 – Southeast
    March 19 – Central
    March 22 – West Central
    March 23 – Northwest
    March 28 - Southwest
    April 2 - Minneapolis