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An introducation to NHD in Minnesota for teachers.

An introducation to NHD in Minnesota for teachers.

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  • National History Day Program Overview
  • Participation
    • Junior Division
      • 6 th - 8 th Grade
    • Senior Division
      • 9 th - 12 th Grade
    • Students can work individually or collaboratively in groups of 2-5.
  • Classroom Implementation
    • National History Day offers flexibility to fit any classroom:
    • Full classroom implementation
    • Elected pull-out program (gifted & talented)
    • After-school activity
  • Annual Theme
    • 2011: Debate and Diplomacy in History
    • 2012: Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History
    • 2013: Turning Points in History
    • 2014: Geography in History
    • 2015: Rights & Responsibilities in History
  • 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.
      • Local Libraries
      • University Libraries
      • Archives
      • Historic Sites
      • Witnesses
  • Presentation
    • Historical Paper (individual only)
    • Exhibit
    • Documentary
    • Performance
    • Website
    • 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 multi-media presentation modeled after the work of directors like Ken Burns
  • Performances A live presentation modeled after living history interpreters
  • Websites A computer-based project modeled after the presentation of history on the World Wide Web
  • The Contest 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, 2011 School Events: Take place in individual schools, organized by a lead teacher or coordinator—generally occur in February
  • 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
  • Historical Quality             • Research is balanced             • Uses available primary sources             • Shows wide research             • Places topic in historical context             • Shows analysis and interpretation               Historical Quality (60%)   • Entry is historically accurate             • Research is balanced             • Uses available primary sources             • Shows wide research             • Places topic in historical context             • Shows analysis and interpretation               Historical Quality (60%)   • Entry is historically accurate             • Research is balanced             • Uses available primary sources             • Shows wide research             • Places topic in historical context             • Shows analysis and interpretation               Historical Quality (60%)   • Entry is historically accurate             • Research is balanced             • Uses available primary sources             • Shows wide research             • Places topic in historical context             • Shows analysis and interpretation               Historical Quality (60%)   • Entry is historically accurate
  • Relationship to Theme
  • Clarity of Presentation (Paper Sample)
  • 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
  • Teacher Services
    • Curriculum materials
      • Curriculum videos
      • Sample project videos
      • Theme materials
    • Program-based workshops
      • Introductory sessions
      • Advanced category-based training
      • Mentor assistance
      • National summer institutes
    • On-Line Tools
      • Master Teacher Network http://www.mnhs.org/school/historyday/masterteacher/index.htm
      • Sample topic ideas & Research links http://www.mnhs.org/school/historyday/program/relatedwebsites_2.htm
  • Teacher Services (cont)
    • Assistance from the State NHD office
      • History Day Hotline
      • History Center Library Help Desk
      • Classroom visits
      • Staff assistance via phone and e-mail
    • Library visits
    • Free sticky stuff
  • Teacher Benefits
    • An innovative teaching tool that…
    • Meets state standards
    • Encompasses several skill sets
    • Encourages cross-curricular collaboration
    • Inspires and motivates young people
    • Fosters opportunities to participate in teacher training
    • Recognizes superior teaching at State and National events
  • Getting Started…
    • Visit www.mnhs.org/historyday
      • Request Information
        • An information request will generate a basic packet of materials, but does not commit you to active participation.
      • Enroll as an active teacher
        • Enrolling indicates that you would like to receive program mailings, intend to participate with students, and are interested in staff assistance.
    • If you are interested in classroom visits and/or participating in the contest, you must enroll .
  • Contest Participation
    • Participation Survey
      • A participation survey will be sent to enrolled teachers in January requesting the total number of projects participating in each category per school .
      • Teachers interested in entering projects in the contest must submit a completed survey in order to receive registration information.