National History Day in Minnesota Program Basics
History Day Philosophy
History Day Philosophy
History Day is… <ul><li>An Applied Learning Program </li></ul>
<ul><li>Where students  </li></ul><ul><li>become Historians! </li></ul>
History Day Philosophy <ul><li>Applied Learning Program </li></ul><ul><li>Student as Historian </li></ul><ul><li>Inter-dis...
History Day Philosophy <ul><li>Applied Learning Program </li></ul><ul><li>Kid as Historian </li></ul><ul><li>Inter-discipl...
Meeting State Standards <ul><li>Core skills </li></ul>
<ul><li>Core skills in the ELA Standards </li></ul>Research Higher Level: Thinking Writing Reading Organization Collaborat...
Balancing Content and Skills Standards <ul><li>History   Day Requires Deep Content Knowledge </li></ul>
Balancing Content and Skills Standards <ul><li>History   Day Requires Deep Content Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers Ca...
History Day Evaluation by the Numbers… <ul><li>70 </li></ul><ul><li>64 </li></ul><ul><li>60  </li></ul>
70%  <ul><li>Students who report that their research skills “improved greatly” </li></ul>
64%  <ul><li>Teacher who report that “Below Average” students receive higher grades for History Day </li></ul>
60%  <ul><li>Parents who reported that their child had to read more than usual for their History Day project </li></ul>
Phases of History Day Nuts and Bolts <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul>Research and Analysis Project Creation
Phases of History Day Nuts and Bolts <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Topic choice – based on theme </li></ul><ul><l...
Phases of History Day Nuts and Bolts <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Topic choice – based on theme </li></ul><ul><l...
Phases of History Day Nuts and Bolts <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Topic choice – based on theme </li></ul><ul><l...
Category Basics Research Paper <ul><li>A written demonstration of history based on the most traditional form of historical...
Category Basics Exhibit <ul><li>A visual presentation of history based on the work of museum curators and exhibit designer...
Category Basics Performance <ul><li>A live presentation of a student composed script </li></ul><ul><li>10 minutes </li></ul>
Category Basics Documentary <ul><li>A media presentation with recorded narration illustrated by images, graphics and video...
Category Basics Website <ul><li>A computer-based project </li></ul><ul><li>Weebly – through NHD </li></ul><ul><li>1200 stu...
Models of History Day Participation <ul><li>Social Studies/ History Classroom Assignment </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project...
Models of History Day Participation <ul><li>Social Studies/ History Classroom Assignment </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project...
Models of History Day Participation <ul><li>Social Studies/ History Classroom Assignment </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project...
Models of History Day Participation <ul><li>Social Studies/ History Classroom Assignment </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project...
It All Begins with the Theme… <ul><li>2009 – The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies </li></ul><ul><li>2010 – Inno...
It All Begins with the Theme… <ul><li>2009 – The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies </li></ul><ul><li>2010 – Inno...
The Contest  School Events: Take place in individual schools, organized by a lead teacher or coordinator—generally occur i...
The Contest  Regional Events: Defined by ECSU boundaries, 13 contests occur throughout the month of March – 4500 students ...
The Contest  Regional Events: Defined by ECSU boundaries, 13 contests occur throughout the month of March – 4500 students ...
The Contest  National Event:  Univ. of MD, College Park June, 2012 Regional Events: Defined by ECSU boundaries, 13 contest...
Assessment  - Historical Quality
Assessment  - Connection to the Theme
Assessment - Clarity of Presentation
Minnesota History Day is… <ul><li>Teacher Centered </li></ul>
<ul><li>Providing Workshops </li></ul>
Peer Resources Master Teacher Network http://www.mnhs.org/school/historyday/masterteacher/index.htm
<ul><li>Staff Support </li></ul>
<ul><li>Library Programs </li></ul>
<ul><li>Sticky Stuff </li></ul>
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  • History Day program is being used many different ways in the classroom Ultimately we do no stress the competition/winning aspect of the program – in Minneapolis SPAN (Special Program for Adolescent Needs) students complete History Day projects
  • History Day program is being used many different ways in the classroom Ultimately we do no stress the competition/winning aspect of the program – in Minneapolis SPAN (Special Program for Adolescent Needs) students complete History Day projects
  • History Day program is being used many different ways in the classroom Ultimately we do no stress the competition/winning aspect of the program – in Minneapolis SPAN (Special Program for Adolescent Needs) students complete History Day projects
  • History Day program is being used many different ways in the classroom Ultimately we do no stress the competition/winning aspect of the program – in Minneapolis SPAN (Special Program for Adolescent Needs) students complete History Day projects
  • HD 101

    1. 1. National History Day in Minnesota Program Basics
    2. 2. History Day Philosophy
    3. 3. History Day Philosophy
    4. 4. History Day is… <ul><li>An Applied Learning Program </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Where students </li></ul><ul><li>become Historians! </li></ul>
    6. 6. History Day Philosophy <ul><li>Applied Learning Program </li></ul><ul><li>Student as Historian </li></ul><ul><li>Inter-disciplinary </li></ul>
    7. 7. History Day Philosophy <ul><li>Applied Learning Program </li></ul><ul><li>Kid as Historian </li></ul><ul><li>Inter-disciplinary </li></ul><ul><li>Looks like you </li></ul>
    8. 8. Meeting State Standards <ul><li>Core skills </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>Core skills in the ELA Standards </li></ul>Research Higher Level: Thinking Writing Reading Organization Collaboration
    10. 10. Balancing Content and Skills Standards <ul><li>History Day Requires Deep Content Knowledge </li></ul>
    11. 11. Balancing Content and Skills Standards <ul><li>History Day Requires Deep Content Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers Can Keep Topics Within Curriculum Content </li></ul>
    12. 12. History Day Evaluation by the Numbers… <ul><li>70 </li></ul><ul><li>64 </li></ul><ul><li>60 </li></ul>
    13. 13. 70% <ul><li>Students who report that their research skills “improved greatly” </li></ul>
    14. 14. 64% <ul><li>Teacher who report that “Below Average” students receive higher grades for History Day </li></ul>
    15. 15. 60% <ul><li>Parents who reported that their child had to read more than usual for their History Day project </li></ul>
    16. 16. Phases of History Day Nuts and Bolts <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul>Research and Analysis Project Creation
    17. 17. Phases of History Day Nuts and Bolts <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Topic choice – based on theme </li></ul><ul><li>Category </li></ul><ul><li>Group or Individual </li></ul>Research and Analysis Project Creation
    18. 18. Phases of History Day Nuts and Bolts <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Topic choice – based on theme </li></ul><ul><li>Category </li></ul><ul><li>Group or Individual </li></ul><ul><li>Research and Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Not a report </li></ul><ul><li>Thesis </li></ul><ul><li>Connection to theme </li></ul>Project Creation
    19. 19. Phases of History Day Nuts and Bolts <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Topic choice – based on theme </li></ul><ul><li>Category </li></ul><ul><li>Group or Individual </li></ul><ul><li>Research and Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Not a report </li></ul><ul><li>Thesis </li></ul><ul><li>Connection to theme </li></ul><ul><li>Project Creation </li></ul><ul><li>5 categories </li></ul><ul><li>Different skills require for each </li></ul>
    20. 20. Category Basics Research Paper <ul><li>A written demonstration of history based on the most traditional form of historical presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Limit of 1500-2500 student composed words </li></ul>
    21. 21. Category Basics Exhibit <ul><li>A visual presentation of history based on the work of museum curators and exhibit designers </li></ul><ul><li>500 Student composed word limit </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrated with images, quotes, graphs, maps, etc. </li></ul>
    22. 22. Category Basics Performance <ul><li>A live presentation of a student composed script </li></ul><ul><li>10 minutes </li></ul>
    23. 23. Category Basics Documentary <ul><li>A media presentation with recorded narration illustrated by images, graphics and video </li></ul><ul><li>10 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Can integrate music and interviews </li></ul>
    24. 24. Category Basics Website <ul><li>A computer-based project </li></ul><ul><li>Weebly – through NHD </li></ul><ul><li>1200 student composed words, images, videos, music, quotes. </li></ul>
    25. 25. Models of History Day Participation <ul><li>Social Studies/ History Classroom Assignment </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Projects usually account for 25 to 50% of overall grade </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students advancing to HD events usually receive extra credit for participation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum of 10 weeks to complete the assignment </li></ul></ul></ul>
    26. 26. Models of History Day Participation <ul><li>Social Studies/ History Classroom Assignment </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Projects usually account for 25 to 50% of overall grade </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students advancing to HD events usually receive extra credit for participation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum of 10 weeks to complete the assignment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Alternative Classroom Enrichment Assignment </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students have completed the standard curriculum </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students can choose to substitute an in-depth research assignment or other tests to participate in History Day </li></ul></ul></ul>
    27. 27. Models of History Day Participation <ul><li>Social Studies/ History Classroom Assignment </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Projects usually account for 25 to 50% of overall grade </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students advancing to HD events usually receive extra credit for participation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum of 10 weeks to complete the assignment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Alternative Classroom Enrichment Assignment </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students have completed the standard curriculum </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students can choose to substitute an in-depth research assignment or other tests to participate in History Day </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Gifted/Talented Enrichment Activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HD is offered as part of menu of co-curricular and extra curricular activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom credit is optional </li></ul></ul>
    28. 28. Models of History Day Participation <ul><li>Social Studies/ History Classroom Assignment </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Projects usually account for 25 to 50% of overall grade </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students advancing to HD events usually receive extra credit for participation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum of 10 weeks to complete the assignment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Alternative Classroom Enrichment Assignment </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students have completed the standard curriculum </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students can choose to substitute an in-depth research assignment or other tests to participate in History Day </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Gifted/Talented Enrichment Activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HD is offered as part of menu of co-curricular and extra curricular activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom credit is optional </li></ul></ul><ul><li>After School Activity or Independent Project </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students participate out of school time to develop project </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Often this is tied to the History Club </li></ul></ul></ul>
    29. 29. It All Begins with the Theme… <ul><li>2009 – The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies </li></ul><ul><li>2010 – Innovation in History: Impact and Change </li></ul><ul><li>2011 – Debate and Diplomacy: Successes, Failures, Consequences </li></ul><ul><li>2013 – Turning Points in History </li></ul>
    30. 30. It All Begins with the Theme… <ul><li>2009 – The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies </li></ul><ul><li>2010 – Innovation in History: Impact and Change </li></ul><ul><li>2011 – Debate and Diplomacy: Successes, Failures, Consequences </li></ul><ul><li>2013 – Turning Points in History </li></ul>
    31. 31. The Contest School Events: Take place in individual schools, organized by a lead teacher or coordinator—generally occur in February - 30,000 student participation
    32. 32. The Contest Regional Events: Defined by ECSU boundaries, 13 contests occur throughout the month of March – 4500 students participate at colleges and universities. School Events: Take place in individual schools, organized by a lead teacher or coordinator—generally occur in February - 30,000 student participation
    33. 33. The Contest Regional Events: Defined by ECSU boundaries, 13 contests occur throughout the month of March – 4500 students participate at colleges and universities. State Event: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities April 29, 2012 School Events: Take place in individual schools, organized by a lead teacher or coordinator—generally occur in February - 30,000 student participation
    34. 34. The Contest National Event: Univ. of MD, College Park June, 2012 Regional Events: Defined by ECSU boundaries, 13 contests occur throughout the month of March – 4500 students participate at colleges and universities. State Event: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities April 29, 2012 School Events: Take place in individual schools, organized by a lead teacher or coordinator—generally occur in February - 30,000 student participation
    35. 35. Assessment - Historical Quality
    36. 36. Assessment - Connection to the Theme
    37. 37. Assessment - Clarity of Presentation
    38. 38. Minnesota History Day is… <ul><li>Teacher Centered </li></ul>
    39. 39. <ul><li>Providing Workshops </li></ul>
    40. 40. Peer Resources Master Teacher Network http://www.mnhs.org/school/historyday/masterteacher/index.htm
    41. 41. <ul><li>Staff Support </li></ul>
    42. 42. <ul><li>Library Programs </li></ul>
    43. 43. <ul><li>Sticky Stuff </li></ul>

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