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HD Staff Structure History Day staff provide classroom services statewide… Katie Craven: Northwest Rachel Hernandez: Minneapolis, St. Paul, Northeast Heidi Kloempken: Southwest, South Central Laura Zeccardi: West Central, Central, Southeast
School Participation Approx. 200 schools statewide Various Sizes Various Formats Teacher Driven
Classroom Implementation National History Day offers flexibility to fit any classroom: Full classroom implementation Elected pull-out program After-school activity
Participation Junior Division 6th - 8th Grade Senior Division 9th - 12th Grade Students can work individually or collaboratively in groups of 2-5.
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
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 *NO CURRENT DEBATE TOPICS!
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
In-depth Research Students are encouraged to explore their community resources as a means to discover their topic. Public Libraries University Libraries Archives Historic Sites Witnesses
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)
Presentation Historical Paper (individual only) Exhibit Website Documentary Performance All categories are required to submit an annotated bibliography of sources used during the development of their project
Historical Papers A written demonstration of history based on the most traditional form of historical presentation: authorship
Exhibits A visual presentation of history based on the work of museum curators and exhibit designers
Documentaries A video or multi-media presentation with recorded narration and supporting images (think Ken Burns!)
Performances A live presentation where a script, props and costumes come together to present a historical story
Websites A computer-based project modeled after the presentation of history on the World Wide Web
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
Assessment At NHD events, students present before a panel of judges who are asked to assess: 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
Why does History Day work? Rigor Relevance Classroom Support
Student Benefits Skill development in: Research/Reading Analysis Drawing Conclusions Writing Presentation Communication Collaboration Understanding Historical Context/Perspective Scholarships College/Workplace preparation A greater sense of connection to history and community
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
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.
Library partnerships are critical to student success!
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
Common student research behaviors to overcome…
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
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
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