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Program Overview Mankato
Program Overview Mankato
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  • History Day program is being used many different ways in the classroom Ultimately we do no stress the competition/winning aspect of the program – in Minneapolis SPAN (Special Program for Adolescent Needs) students complete History Day projects
  • Volunteers – retired teachers/ professors, MHS staff, mentors, former participants, friends, family, etc.
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    • 1. National History Day in Minnesota Program Basics
    • 2. What is History Day?
      • Research based
      • Teacher-driven
      • Builds skills – research, writing, reading, organization
      • Connects to Social Studies and ELA research standards
    • 3. What is History Day?
      • “ NHD students outperform their non-HD peers on state standardized tests in multiple subjects, including reading, science and math, as well as social studies.” (p.5)
      • “ NHD students are critical thinkers who can digest, analyze and synthesize information.” (p. 8)
      • “ NHD students learn 21 st century college- and career- ready skills. They learn to collaborate with team members, talk to experts, manage their time and persevere.” (p. 8)
    • 4. What is History Day?
      • Student decisions:
        • Topic selection – World, American, Minnesota, etc.
        • Individual or group (up to 5)
        • Presentation format (website, documentary, performance, exhibit, paper)
        • Research – library, archive, historic site, database
      • Teacher’s Rule
        • Workshops
        • School Visits by staff
        • Mentors
        • Materials – Master Teacher Network
    • 5. Models of History Day Participation
      • Social Studies/ History Classroom Assignment
          • Projects usually account for 25 to 50% of overall grade
          • Students advancing to HD events usually receive extra credit for participation
          • Minimum of 10 weeks to complete the assignment
      • Alternative Classroom Enrichment Assignment
          • Students have completed the standard curriculum
          • Students can choose to substitute an in-depth research assignment or other tests to participate in History Day
      • Gifted/Talented Enrichment Activity
        • HD is offered as part of menu of co-curricular and extra curricular activities
        • Classroom credit is optional
    • 6. Theme 2012
      • Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History
        • Revolution – an overthrow and replacement of an established government; radical and pervasive change in society and social structure; sudden, complete or marked change in something; cycle of successive events or changes
        • Reaction – action in response to some influence or event
        • Reform – the improvement or amendment of what is wrong, corrupt, or unsatisfactory; to change to a better state or form
      • 2013 – Turning Points in History
    • 7. Program Structure in Minnesota Program Coordinator Program Specialists/ Associates Library Partners (CRPSLA, Wilson, Minitex, SCSU, SELCO, etc.) U of MN T.A./ Mentors MNSCU mentors Misc. History Day operatives ex. Historic sites Local/ County historical societies former History Day participants Judges
    • 8. The Contest National Event: Univ. of MD, College Park June, 2012 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 April 29, 2012 School Events: Take place in individual schools, organized by a lead teacher or coordinator—generally occur in February - 30,000 student participation
      • Junior - Grades 6 -8
      • Senior - Grades 9 - 12
    • 9. Assessment - Historical Quality
    • 10. Assessment - Connection to the Theme
    • 11. Assessment - Clarity of Presentation

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