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

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