Student Outreach- Part 1 of 2

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Updated for the 2009-2010 school year! This is part 1 of a two part series intended for students. The National History Day in Ohio staff uses parts of this presentations for their classroom outreach. For more information about outreach go to www.ohiohistoryday.org.

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Student Outreach- Part 1 of 2

  1. 1. You Become the Historian! National History Day in Ohio Megan Wood, State Coordinator, National History Day in Ohio Part 1 in a two part series
  2. 2. WHAT IS HISTORY?? •History- The study of the past. The interpretation or understanding of the past. •Past- Everything that happened before the present moment!
  3. 3. What is History Day? • Research Project •Pick ANY topic in history •Relate to annual theme • Create a project!
  4. 4. What is History Day? • Historical Paper • Documentary • Performance • Exhibit • Web Site
  5. 5. What is History Day? • District History Day- Saturdays in March • Ohio History Day- April 24, 2010, Columbus, OH • National History Day- June 13-17, College Park, MD
  6. 6. What is History Day? • Division: • Youth- Grades 4-5 (Ohio History Day only!) • Junior- Grades 6-8 • Senior- Grades 9-12 • Categories: • Paper •Individual Documentary, Group Documentary •Individual Performance, Group Performance •Individual Exhibit, Group Exhibit
  7. 7. Choosing a Topic • What are you interested in? • Are there primary sources available? • Is it related to the annual theme? • Is it a narrow topic? • Think local!
  8. 8. THEME Innovation in History: Impact and Change Innovation- something new or different introduced; OR the act of innovating; introduction of new things or methods; OR A change effected by innovating; a change in customs; something new, and contrary to established customs, manners, or rites. Eli Whitney’s patent for the cotton gin, NARA, www.archives.gov
  9. 9. THEME Innovation in History: Impact and Change Impact- the force exerted by a new idea, concept, technology, or ideology; influence or effect Change- to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone: to change one's name; to change one's opinion; to change the course of history. OR Early bikini, American Memory, www.loc.gov/ammem a transformation or modification; alteration
  10. 10. THEME SO….. INNOVATION = CHANGE + IMPACT
  11. 11. THEME OR….. IMPACT = INNOVATION + CHANGE
  12. 12. THEME OR….. CHANGE= INNOVATION + IMPACT
  13. 13. Brainstorm Topics What topics can you think of as innovations?
  14. 14. Activity Choose one of the topics from Brainstorm Create the a topic formula using one of the three: Innovation= Change + Impact Impact= Innovation + Change Change= Innovation + Impact
  15. 15. Narrowing Topics: Activity! Split up into groups Decide on one of the broad topics Work together to make it a narrow topic Pick a spokesperson!
  16. 16. Narrowing Topics: What’s better? Example 1: Garrett Augustus Morgan was born on March 4, 1877, in Paris, Kentucky. In 1895, Morgan moved to Cleveland, Ohio. He took a position as a sewing-machine repairman. Twelve years later, Morgan had accumulated enough money to begin his own sewing machine-repair business. Morgan was always interested in inventions. During the 1910s and 1920s, Morgan continued to invent new items. Most of these items were to improve safety on the streets and in the workplace. He was most famous for patenting the first traffic signal in the United States. In 1916, he patented his version of the gas mask. Morgan died on August 27, 1963.
  17. 17. Narrowing Topics: What’s better? Example 2: Garrett Morgan was a business man and inventor who created several workplace innovations that improved safety on the job. Morgan was most famous for patenting the first traffic signal in the United States. Morgan witnessed a crash between a car and a buggy. This event supposedly convinced the inventor to create the stoplight. His traffic signal was mounted on a T- shaped pole. It had three different types of signals stop, go, and stop in all directions, which allowed pedestrians to cross the street. Morgan patented this device in Canada and Great Britain as well. He sold his patent to General Electric Corporation for forty thousand dollars.
  18. 18. Primary and Secondary Sources •Primary Source- Created at the time of the event or created by someone who witnessed the event •Secondary Source- Created after the time of the event using primary sources
  19. 19. YOU are the topic! It is 2109, a historian is going to write a biography about your life. Write down anything the historian could use to find information about you! What sources would the historian use?
  20. 20. Historic Places as sources

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