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Nhd categories 2013

  1. 1. PROJECT CATEGORIES
  2. 2. THE CHOICES EXHIBIT DOCUMENTARY PERFORMANCE WEBSITE PAPER
  3. 3. EXHIBIT “An exhibit is a visual representation of a topic and its significance in history, much like a small museum exhibit. Labels and captions should be used creatively with visual images and objects to enhance the message of the exhibit.”
  4. 4. EXHIBIT 500 original words, including titles Size limits – 72” tall, 40” wide, 30” deep Multimedia limits – 3 minutes You get the materials
  5. 5. WHY DO AN EXHIBIT? Your topic is very visual You are creative with visual spatial presentations Your partners want to do an exhibit as well
  6. 6. WHY NOT AN EXHIBIT? Your topic is not very visual You are not creative with visual spatial presentations You can’t fit it into the 500 word limit
  7. 7. IMPORTANT NOTES ON THE EXHIBIT … • Subtitles are necessary to organize your exhibit • Only use media if it helps your thesis • Organize first, glue last • Easy to do … poorly
  8. 8. DOCUMENTARY “A documentary may take the form of a videotape, slide show, Power Point presentation, or similar types of multimedia presentations. It uses images such as film, video, or photographs and audio such as music, excerpts from tapes, and voice-overs to present a topic.”
  9. 9. DOCUMENTARY 10 minutes maximum No footnotes needed for script No word limit You can use Mac or PC Check examples online
  10. 10. WHY DO A DOC? Your topic has a lot of images and multimedia You enjoy using video editing You can fill a good portion of 10 minutes of video Opportunity for creativity
  11. 11. WHY NOT A DOC? Your topic has few images and no multimedia You hate using video editing Time consuming
  12. 12. IMPORTANT NOTES ON THE DOCUMENTARY … • Script first … then images and video • News headlines make great images • Interviews can (and should) be included … but not too long
  13. 13. PERFORMANCE “A performance is a dramatic portrayal of a topic and its significance in history. It should be original and creative, not simply an oral report or a recitation of facts.”
  14. 14. PERFORMANCE 10 minutes max No footnotes needed for script You do all costumes, multimedia (if used), performing, stage Memorized
  15. 15. WHY DO A PERFORMANCE? Your topic has some great drama You can set up a great scene or scenes for the peformance You enjoy performing in front of others
  16. 16. WHY NOT A PERFORMANCE? Your topic doesn’t have much drama You can’t place your topic into a scene or scenes You do not enjoy performing in front of others
  17. 17. IMPORTANT NOTES ON THE PERFORMANCE … • Script first • MEMORIZED! • Incorporate primary source quotes • Props and costumes are important … but not as much as the content
  18. 18. WEB SITE A website is an interactive hypertext and multimedia based site of information and images that relates the importance of historical research.
  19. 19. WEB SITE Must stand alone – no external links 100 MB max, including video Multimedia – each clip 45 seconds max 1200 student created words max Should be interactive
  20. 20. WHY DO A WEBSITE? Your topic has a lot of nontextual materials - images and multimedia You want to use more than 500 orginal words You enjoy technology
  21. 21. WHY NOT A WEB SITE? Your topic has few images and multimedia Technology hates you
  22. 22. IMPORTANT NOTES ON THE WEB SITE … • More and more competitive • Don’t include quizzes or opinion polls … those don’t support a thesis • How can you get it interactive?
  23. 23. PAPER “A paper is the traditional form for presenting historical research and interpretation. As an alternative to a research paper, students may choose to write an historically-based creative paper, such as a fictional diary or an epic poem.”
  24. 24. PAPER between 1,500 and 2,500 words Must be footnoted in MLA style (Ms. Walczack and Taft will help)
  25. 25. WHY DO A PAPER? You like to write Your topic can be explained without images or multimedia
  26. 26. WHY DO A PAPER? You don’t like to write Your topic can not be explained without images or multimedia
  27. 27. IMPORTANT NOTES ON THE PAPER … • Footnotes, footnotes, footnotes • Proofread, proofread, proofread • Images and diagrams only if it supports the thesis
  28. 28. ALL PROJECTS … Must have a thesis Must have detailed research supporting the thesis Must have primary sources as part of the research Must have an annotated bibliography and process paper Must be original
  29. 29. FINAL THOUGHTS FIGURE OUT YOUR GOAL ARE YOU IN IT TO WIN IT? IF SO, MAYBE CHOOSE SOMETHING LESS COMPETITIVE
  30. 30. FINAL THOUGHTS PROJECT PLAN – DUE BY MONDAY, JANUARY 13 (earlier is better) PROJECT DAYS – JAN 16 or 17, ALL WEEK JAN 20-24 PROJECTS DUE WEEK OF JAN 27 – Times TBA
  31. 31. THE BIG DATE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

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