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         Looks like...
Meeting State Standards           Core skills
Core skills in the ELA Standards                         Research                        Higher Level:                    ...
Balancing Content and Skills Standards                  History Day Requires                      Deep Content            ...
Balancing Content and Skills Standards                  History Day Requires                      Deep Content            ...
History Day Evaluation by theNumbers…               70               64               60
70% Students who report that theirresearch skills “improved greatly”
64%Teacher who report that “Below Average”   students receive higher grades for              History Day
60%Parents who reported that their childhad to read more than usual for their         History Day project
Phases of History DayNuts and BoltsIntroducti       Research and   Project  on               Analysis     Creation
Phases of History DayNuts and BoltsIntroducti       Research and   Project Creation  on               Analysis- Topic  cho...
Phases of History DayNuts and BoltsIntroduction     Research and     Project Creation- Topic choice     Analysis  – based ...
Phases of History DayNuts and BoltsIntroduction      Research and    Project- Topic choice      Analysis      Creation  – ...
Category BasicsResearch PaperA written demonstration of history based on the most traditional form of historical presenta...
Category Basics                   ExhibitA visual presentation of history based on the work of museum curators and exhibi...
Category BasicsPerformanceA live presentation of a student composed script10 minutes
Category BasicsDocumentaryA media presentation with recorded narration illustrated by images, graphics and video10 minut...
Category BasicsWebsite                  A computer-based                   project                  Weebly – through NHD...
It All Begins with the Theme…2009 – The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies2010 – Innovation in History: Impact ...
It All Begins with the Theme… 2009 – The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies 2010 – Innovation in History: Impac...
2013 NHD Theme – “Turning Points in History: People, Ideas Events”   Turning Point:   •a point at which a significant chan...
The Contest                      School Events:   Take place in individual schools, organized by a lead teacher orcoordina...
The Contest                      School Events:   Take place in individual schools, organized by a lead teacher orcoordina...
The Contest                      School Events:   Take place in individual schools, organized by a lead teacher orcoordina...
The Contest                      School Events:   Take place in individual schools, organized by a lead teacher orcoordina...
5 Elements of a good projectTopic    Connection to theme         Narrow and focused         Historical significance
5 Elements of a good projectTopic              Arguing a point                   Uses theme wordsThesis Statement       ...
5 Elements of a good projectTopic              Easy to follow                   Appropriate colorsThesis Statement      ...
5 Elements of a good projectTopic                 Choosing a topic with clear/strong                       impactsThesis ...
5 Elements of a good projectTopic                 Primary and secondary sources                      Variety of sourcesT...
Assessment- Historical Quality
Assessment- Connection to the Theme
Assessment- Clarity of Presentation
What is my role as the                     parent/guardian?Selecting a Topic and    Be a sounding board for your child’s ...
What is my role as the                      parent/guardian?Selecting a Topic and    The final project must be the work o...
What is my role as the                      parent/guardian?Selecting a Topic and    Help at your local school or regiona...
As a parent, why should I  support this project?      College readiness      Meet Social Studies and ELA       standards...
Tips for Parents Help students choose a solid topic Reinforce the important skills learned throughout the process Stay ...
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  • At a core level, a turning point may be defined as an event or set of events that, had it not happened as it did, would have prompted a different course in history. This is a tricky definition to share with students because we don ’t want them to study “what if” history. If not for this, than this would have happened.
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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 Looks like you
    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 theNumbers… 70 64 60
    13. 13. 70% Students who report that theirresearch 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 childhad to read more than usual for their History Day project
    16. 16. Phases of History DayNuts and BoltsIntroducti Research and Project on Analysis Creation
    17. 17. Phases of History DayNuts and BoltsIntroducti Research and Project Creation on Analysis- Topic choice – based on theme- Category- Group or Individual
    18. 18. Phases of History DayNuts and BoltsIntroduction Research and Project Creation- Topic choice Analysis – based on theme -Not a report- Category -Thesis- Group or -Connection to theme Individual
    19. 19. Phases of History DayNuts and BoltsIntroduction Research and Project- Topic choice Analysis Creation – based on theme -Not a report -5 categories- Category -Thesis -Different skills- Group or -Connection to require for theme each Individual
    20. 20. Category BasicsResearch 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 BasicsPerformanceA live presentation of a student composed script10 minutes
    23. 23. Category BasicsDocumentaryA media presentation with recorded narration illustrated by images, graphics and video10 minutesCan integrate music and interviews
    24. 24. Category BasicsWebsite 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
    27. 27. 2013 NHD Theme – “Turning Points in History: People, Ideas Events” Turning Point: •a point at which a significant change occurs • decisive change of direction •departure from long held tradition or rule •a point where history effectively turns a corner
    28. 28. The Contest School Events: Take place in individual schools, organized by a lead teacher orcoordinator—generally occur in February - 30,000 student participation
    29. 29. The Contest School Events: Take place in individual schools, organized by a lead teacher orcoordinator—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 orcoordinator—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 orcoordinator—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 National Event: Univ. of MD, College Park June, 2013
    32. 32. 5 Elements of a good projectTopic Connection to theme Narrow and focused Historical significance
    33. 33. 5 Elements of a good projectTopic Arguing a point Uses theme wordsThesis Statement States impacts
    34. 34. 5 Elements of a good projectTopic Easy to follow Appropriate colorsThesis Statement Incorporates primary and secondaryOrganization sources
    35. 35. 5 Elements of a good projectTopic Choosing a topic with clear/strong impactsThesis Statement Proving significance with primaryOrganization sources Proof of change after a Turning PointImpact/Significance
    36. 36. 5 Elements of a good projectTopic Primary and secondary sources Variety of sourcesThesis Statement Validity of sourcesOrganization Quality vs. quantityImpact/SignificanceResearch
    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  Be a sounding board for your child’s ideas asDoing Research 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  The final project must be the work of the student. YouDoing Research 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 theCreating a Project 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  Help at your local school or regional contest. ConsiderDoing Research volunteering as a judge!  Calm nervous students and help them make sure theyCreating a Project have all necessary materials for the competition  Students are responsible for setting up their own exhibits and props and for running their ownNHD Competitions 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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