2008 MLA Program Power Point

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From Oct. 2008 Missouri Library Association conference. An intro to NHD, how to be involved, and student project examples. Script is separate.

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2008 MLA Program Power Point

  1. 1. NATIONAL HISTORY DAY IN MISSOURI Teens and History: A Match Made in Missouri
  2. 2. What is National History Day? <ul><li>A nationally acclaimed, year-long history education program </li></ul><ul><li>Begun in 1974 in Cleveland, Ohio </li></ul><ul><li>Became national in 1980 </li></ul><ul><li>49 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, and U.S. Department of Defense Schools currently participate </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is National History Day? <ul><li>The oldest humanities program for teenagers in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to reform and invigorate the teaching and learning of history </li></ul>
  4. 4. What do teens get from participating? <ul><li>Demonstrate an understanding of history </li></ul><ul><li>Develop and use critical thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to place historical events in their proper context </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate the significance of historical events </li></ul><ul><li>Develop strong research skills </li></ul><ul><li>Improve vocabulary, reading, and writing proficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Bolster personal skills </li></ul><ul><li>Develop stronger interpersonal skills </li></ul>
  5. 5. What kind of teens participate? <ul><li>rural, urban, and suburban </li></ul><ul><li>public, private, parochial, and home school </li></ul><ul><li>bright and intellectually challenged </li></ul>
  6. 6. What do teachers get out of participating? <ul><li>Curricular aids </li></ul><ul><li>Informational workshops and training </li></ul><ul><li>Fits into state and federal standards </li></ul><ul><li>Expands classroom </li></ul>
  7. 7. How does it work? <ul><li>National theme </li></ul><ul><li>Topic selection </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring and narrowing topic </li></ul><ul><li>Research—primary and secondary sources </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis! </li></ul><ul><li>Choosing presentation format and creating entry </li></ul><ul><li>Regional, state, national contests </li></ul>
  8. 8. National History Day in Missouri <ul><li>Part of National History Day since 1980 </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1989, sponsored by the State Historical Society of Missouri and the Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia at the University of Missouri </li></ul>
  9. 9. In 2008… <ul><li>Over 2000 Missouri students participated </li></ul><ul><li>545 advanced to state contest </li></ul><ul><li>77 students won awards </li></ul><ul><li>17 students won special prizes </li></ul>
  10. 10. In 2008… <ul><li>52 students represented Missouri at Nationals </li></ul><ul><li>Three entries—four students—won medals! </li></ul><ul><li>Six entries—ten students—advanced to the finals round </li></ul><ul><li>23 out of 31 entries placed in the top half of all national participants </li></ul><ul><li>Go Missouri! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Examples!
  12. 12. Exhibit
  13. 14. Web Site <ul><li>http://www.chizeng.com/nixon </li></ul>
  14. 15. Documentary <ul><li>Kori Caswell </li></ul><ul><li>Hannibal Middle School </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Twain’s Triumphs Over Samuel Clemens’ Tragedies </li></ul>
  15. 16. How can I help? <ul><li>Assist with research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidance in conducting research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help understanding the difference between primary and secondary sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What constitutes a credible source? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia not acceptable academic source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digitized primary sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links to reputable research sites </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. How can I help? <ul><li>Work with teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give tours of your facilities and research tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Show examples of primary sources in your collections </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sky’s the limit—be creative! </li></ul>
  17. 18. I want to be more involved. What else can I do? <ul><li>Judge! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional Coordinators always need judges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You’ll be assigned, with one or two others, to a particular category and division </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarians are great judges! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Judges are also always needed at the state contest </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. NATIONAL HISTORY DAY IN MISSOURI 23 ELLIS LIBRARY UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI COLUMBIA, MO 65202 573-882-0189 HTTP://WHMC.UMSYSTEM.EDU/NHD/NHDMAIN.HTML HTTP://WWW.NHD.ORG National History Day…It’s not just a day, it’s an experience!

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