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    • National History Day in Washington
      Lauren Danner
      Washington State Historical Society
    • Agenda
      The Context:
      Washington History Day: The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How
      The Meat-and-Potatoes Bit:
      Sample Projects and Student Stories
      The Point of It All:
      History Day Meets Educational Goals and Builds Critical Intellectual and Life Skills
      Getting Started
    • The Context:What is History Day?
    • The Context:How Does History Day Work?
      Pick a historical topic related to an annual theme:
      2010: Innovation in History: Impact and Change
      2009: The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies
      2008: Conflict and Compromise in History
      2007: Triumph and Tragedy in History
      2006: Taking a Stand in History: People, Ideas, Events
      Research using primary and secondary sources
    • The Context:How Does History Day Work?
      Students then:
      Analyze their findings and draw conclusions about their topic’s significance in history
      Create projects that shares their research and findings:
      Historical Paper
      Exhibit
      Documentary
      Performance
      Web Site
    • The Context:How Does History Day Work?
      Students can:
      Enter their projects in a series of competitions, from local to the national level, in one of two divisions:
      Junior - Grades 6-8
      Senior - Grades 9-12
    • The Context:History Day Judging
      History Day Judges:
      Are historians, educators, and professionals from related fields
      Judge based on three criteria:
      Historical Quality 60%
      Clarity of Presentation 20%
      Adherence to Theme 20%
      Ensure that students follow the rules
    • The Meat-and-Potatoes Bit:What Are students creating?
    • The Point of It AllWhy Should I Do History Day?
      National History Day:
      Provides teachers with an assessment tool that engages students in history and makes them excited about learning.
      Can give students a new experience with their learning
      Gives a context for the study of history in students’ lives
    • The Point of It AllWhy Should I Do History Day?
      National History Day:
      Meets Washington State GLEs in Social Studies, History, Writing and Communication
      Can fulfill CBAs in social studies, civics and more
      Gives the possibility of awards at the regional, state, and national levels
      Showcases student achievement to the larger community
    • The Point of It All:How Does History Day Benefit Students?
      NHD Builds Academic and Life Skills
      Communication – both oral and written
      Critical Thinking - allows for historic interpretation, not repetition
      Problem-Solving
      Research - builds understanding and use of primary and secondary sources
      Organization – develops time and resource management ability
      Teamwork
    • The Point of It All:How Does History Day Benefit Students?
      Authentic Assessment
      Focuses on the student’s ability to use analytical skills in the application and integration of content.
      Demonstrates their learning in a way that is more meaningful to the learner than a simple paper and pencil test.
      Enables students to demonstrate their learning through the performance of a real-world task.
    • Real students, real stories
      Anthony Zendejas placed fourth at the state contest with his performance on the Bataan Death March.
      A Japanese-American reconciliation group heard about his project and asked to post his script on its website.
      The Bataan Death March Survivors’ Group saw the script and asked Anthony to perform at their annual meeting in 2006. And 2007. And 2008.
      In 2009, Anthony performed at the last meeting of the group; there aren’t enough survivors left to continue.
      At the meeting, he saw a Japanese diplomat issue a formal apology to the veterans for the Bataan Death March.
      Anthony gathered more than 500 letters of support to send to veterans of the march, and continues to be involved with veterans issue today.
    • Real students, real stories
      Nathan Maris created a History Day documentary titled The Battle of Wake Island: Conflict and Compromise of the Marine Credo
      He placed second at state and went to nationals, where he won the Marine Corps History Special Prize
      Nathan was honored at the Marine Corps annual gala in Washington, DC, later that year.
      Last year, his documentary on geologist J. Harlen Bretz placed 11th in the nation
    • Real students, real stories
      Rebecca Smith was an introverted 8th-grader when she began her first History Day project, a paper on Wenatchee World founder Rufus Woods
      Using extensive primary sources gleaned from libraries and archives, Rebecca showed how Woods used the newpaper to promote building the Grand Coulee dam, setting the stage for agriculture in Eastern Washington.
      As a sophomore, her paper on Big Hugh Bennett and the Soil Conservation Service won the gold medal at nationals.
      This summer, she headed east to study history at Yale.
    • Getting Started:Choose a Strategy
      Can take place in one classroom
      Can be shared between two or more social studies teachers
      An interdisciplinary teaching team (Social Studies, Language Arts, Art, etc.) can be developed to make History Day a seamless part of your curriculum
    • Getting Started:History Day Calendar
      October/November
      Begin initial lessons
      Research techniques
      Sources
      Defining the program
      Exploration of Theme
    • Getting Started:History Day Calendar
      End of November
      Narrow topics to specific people, events, etc.
      Innovation in History
      Theme
      General Interest
      Broad Topic
      Narrow Topic
      Civil Rights
      American South, 1950s
      Nonviolent Protest
    • Getting Started:History Day Calendar
      December
      Provide students with guided research activities, including note taking and annotated bibliography lessons
      Select a project category
      Conduct in-depth research with primary sources
    • Getting Started:History Day Calendar
      January -February
      Build
      Write
      Edit
      Act
      Bleed
      Sweat
      Cry
    • Getting Started:History Day Calendar
      February
      Complete projects
      Complete process papers
      Hold class, school or district competitions
      Register for regional competition
    • Getting Started:History Day Calendar
      February - March
      Regional Competitions
      Late April/Early May
      State Competition
      Puget Sound area
      June
      National Competition
      College Park, MD
    • Getting Started:Where to Begin
      Start with what kids need to know
      Let them do the research after developing the questions
      Begin a classroom pattern of student inquiry
    • Getting Started:Teacher Handbook and online resources
      Washington History Day Teacher Handbook and online resources provide what you need to get started:
      Worksheets
      Research Organizers
      Bibliography Sheets
      Constructing the Project
      Evaluation Rubrics
    • Getting Started:Toolkit Lesson Example
      Lesson: Introducing History Day
      Count off by five
      Assemble in your groups, and send someone up to the front to get the goods
      Read your section of the Rule Book, making sure you highlight main ideas
      Create an informative poster about the main ideas you have identified
      Present your poster to the group
    • Getting Started:A Review: 5 Steps to Success
      Introduce History Day
      Help students choose topics
      Mentor their research and analysis
      Guide them as they create projects
      Evaluate their work
    • Getting Started:Teacher Resources
    • Getting Started:Teacher Resources
      National History Day Published Resources
      Annual Theme Book
      Contest Rule Book
      Making History Set - available for order online at www.nhd.org
    • Getting Started:Online Resources
    • The End
      Questions and Answers
      See you at Washington History Day!