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NHD in Wisconsin: Competitions CD NHD in Wisconsin: Competitions CD Presentation Transcript

  • What to Expect: National History Day in Wisconsin Competitions Updated: Summer 2011
  • It’s NHD Competition Season!
    • Congratulations on completing a project.
    • Let’s get ready for History Day!
  • Why Participate in a Competition?
    • SHARE your hard work
    • DISCUSS your project with judges
    • LEARN from other students
    • Have FUN
  • History Day Competitions
    • School Events Optional
    • Regional Events March and April
    • WI State Event May 5, 2012
    • National Contest June 10-14, 2012
  • School Events
    • Some students have school NHD events:
      • Share your work with community members
      • Get feedback from judges
      • Compete for chance to attend regional contest
  • Regional Events
    • Wisconsin is divided by county into regions:
      • Eau Claire
      • Green Bay
      • La Crosse
      • Madison
      • Milwaukee
      • Stevens Point
  • Wisconsin State Event
    • Saturday, May 5, 2012
    • UW-Madison
    • More than 450 students, plus parents, friends, teachers and judges
  • National Contest
    • The top 2 projects in each category/division from the state event.
    • About 50 Wisconsin students.
    • June 10- 14
    • Near Washington, D.C .
  • How Do Competitions Work?
    • You will compete against other projects in the same division/category.
    • You will have an assigned time and location to present your project.
    • You will be interviewed by judges
    • The best projects will advance to the next level of competition.
  • Competition Categories
    • JUNIOR DIVISION
    • (Grades 6-8)
    • Individual Documentary
    • Group Documentary
    • Individual Exhibit
    • Group Exhibit
    • Individual Paper
    • Individual Performance
    • Group Performance
    • Individual Website
    • Group Website
    • SENIOR DIVISION
    • (Grades 9-12)
    • Individual Documentary
    • Group Documentary
    • Individual Exhibit
    • Group Exhibit
    • Individual Paper
    • Individual Performance
    • Group Performance
    • Individual Website
    • Group Website
  • Judging
    • All students will have an interview with judges.
    • Judges want to learn more about your project and process, not quiz you on facts.
    • Interviews usually lasts 5-10 minutes.
  • Who are the judges?
    • Judges are people who love history!
      • Teachers
      • Librarians or Archivists
      • Historians
      • Professors
      • College Students
    • Don’t forget, the judges are really interested in your work. They volunteered to be there!
  • What will the judges ask me?
    • Sample Questions:
      • How did you choose this topic? Why?
      • Where did you begin your research?
      • Which source in your bibliography was most useful to you?
      • How does your topic connect to the annual theme?
      • How was your topic significant in history?
      • What was your favorite part of this project?
    • Judges will often ask other questions related to your project or research.
  • What are the judges looking for?
    • NHD Evaluation:
      • 60% Historical Quality
      • 20% Connection to Theme
      • 20% Clarity of Presentation
      • Rules Compliance
  • What should I wear?
    • Students usually dress up a bit for judging:
      • Guys: Khaki or dress pants, polo or button up shirts
      • Girls: Skirts or dress pants with nice tops, or dresses
    • ONLY performance students can wear costumes.
  • Before the Competition
    • Get ready! Continue to use feedback from previous competitions to improve your project.
    • Register. Turn in all required materials by the deadline.
    • Paper and website students must have their projects completed and submitted in advance of the competition.
  • The Day of the Event
    • Check-in and set-up
    • Presentation and interview
    • Watch other projects
    • Awards Ceremony
  • What will the room look like?
    • Each room will vary slightly by what is available at the event.
    • The following slides are pictures from state and regional events in Wisconsin.
  • Exhibit Room
    • You will have an assigned space to set up your exhibit
    • Leave four copies of your process paper and bibliography
    • Only students and judges are allowed in the exhibit area during judging
  • Documentary Room
    • Technology in documentary rooms will vary from event to event. Check with your coordinator to see what will be available.
    • Friends and family are welcome to watch as you present
  • Paper or Website Room
    • Judges will review your project before the competition. You will be interviewed at the event.
    • Only students and judges are allowed in the room
  • Performance Room
    • Performance rooms can look like a lecture hall, an auditorium, or even a classroom
    • You will likely have a chair and small table, but will have to bring all other props
    • Friends and family are welcome to watch
  • Project Improvement
    • Judges will fill out comment sheets telling you their thoughts on:
      • The strengths of your project
      • Ideas on how to improve your work
    • Between each event you are encouraged to improve your project.
    • NHD projects are a work in progress and improve throughout the year.
  • Most Importantly…
    • Have fun and be proud!
      • Don’t worry about the final results.
      • Have fun meeting new people, showing off your project, and discussing your ideas with the judges.
  • Good Luck and Have Fun! Collecting, Preserving and Sharing Stories Since 1846