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Legacy Library Partnership Program Overview

  1. 1. National History Day Library Partnering
  2. 2. What is National History Day? Applied Learning Program “Science Fair for History”
  3. 3. Sponsors Minnesota Historical Society University of Minnesota
  4. 4. Statewide Outreach The Minnesota History Day program has regional partnerships with: • Six State Universities • Three Private Colleges • Three U of M Campuses
  5. 5. HD Staff Structure History Day staff provide classroom services statewide… Katie Craven: Northwest Rachel Hernandez: Minneapolis, St. Paul, Northeast Heidi Kloempken: Southwest, South Central Laura Zeccardi: West Central, Central, Southeast
  6. 6. School Participation • Approx. 200 schools statewide • Various Sizes • Various Formats • Teacher Driven
  7. 7. Classroom Implementation National History Day offers flexibility to fit any classroom: • Full classroom implementation • Elected pull-out program • After-school activity
  8. 8. Participation • Junior Division – 6th - 8th Grade • Senior Division – 9th - 12th Grade • Students can work individually or collaboratively in groups of 2-5.
  9. 9. Annual Theme • 2011: Debate & Diplomacy in History • 2012: Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History • 2013: Turning Points in History • 2014: Geography in History • 2015: Rights & Responsibilities in History
  10. 10. Debate & Diplomacy: Successes, Failures, Consequences 2011 Theme Sample Topics: Land Ordinance of 1785 1934 Indian Reorganization Act 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act Marshall Plan Missouri Compromise Equal Rights Amendment Clayton Anti-Trust Act Camp David Accords *NO CURRENT DEBATE TOPICS!
  11. 11. Topic Selection • World History • American History • State History • Local History • Family History • The only requirement is that students identify their topic’s relationship to the theme
  12. 12. In-depth Research • Students are encouraged to explore their community resources as a means to discover their topic. – Public Libraries – University Libraries – Archives – Historic Sites – Witnesses
  13. 13. Key Steps in the History Day Research Process • Select a Topic • Conduct Preliminary Research • Learn Research & Organizational Skills • Conduct Advanced Research • Document Research (Process Paper)
  14. 14. Presentation • Historical Paper (individual only) • Exhibit • Website • Documentary • Performance • All categories are required to submit an annotated bibliography of sources used during the development of their project
  15. 15. Historical Papers A written demonstration of history based on the most traditional form of historical presentation: authorship
  16. 16. Exhibits A visual presentation of history based on the work of museum curators and exhibit designers
  17. 17. Documentaries A video or multi-media presentation with recorded narration and supporting images (think Ken Burns!)
  18. 18. Performances A live presentation where a script, props and costumes come together to present a historical story
  19. 19. Websites A computer-based project modeled after the presentation of history on the World Wide Web
  20. 20. The Contest Regional Events: Defined by ECSU boundaries, contests occur throughout the month of March State Event: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities May 1, 2011 National Event: Univ. of MD, College Park June 12-16, 2011 School Events: Take place in individual schools, organized by a lead teacher or coordinator—generally occur in February
  21. 21. Assessment • At NHD events, students present before a panel of judges who are asked to assess: – Historical Quality – Relationship to the Theme – Clarity of Presentation • Students receive feedback from judges on their work following each event • Those who advance in the competition are highly encouraged to revisit and revise their work
  22. 22. Historical Quality
  23. 23. Relationship to Theme
  24. 24. Clarity of Presentation (Paper Sample)
  25. 25. Why does History Day work? Rigor Relevance Classroom Support
  26. 26. Student Benefits • Skill development in: – Research/Reading – Analysis – Drawing Conclusions – Writing – Presentation – Communication – Collaboration – Understanding Historical Context/Perspective • Scholarships • College/Workplace preparation • A greater sense of connection to history and community
  27. 27. Library Strategies • Feature Resources • Collaborate with Teachers • Educate about Research • Host a Hullabaloo Event • Support through Regional Networks • Help Judge at a History Day Event
  28. 28. Connect with Teachers…
  29. 29. who engage their students…
  30. 30. …to learn and create.
  31. 31. For over 20 years History Day has been a growing success story…
  32. 32. …helping students from the inner city…
  33. 33. …the suburbs…
  34. 34. …and Greater Minnesota…
  35. 35. ...make history of their own.
  36. 36. The Bottom Line The History Day partnership provides students throughout Minnesota with a structure that has high academic expectations and support services to improve student achievement.
  37. 37. Library partnerships are critical to student success!
  38. 38. Research Challenges are Varied Depending on the Location of the Student and Available Support Quality of school libraries and access to online database resources varies widely Teachers may not be working with media specialists to effectively guide students to library resources Geography and socio-economic factors may limit library access for some students Few teachers have experience using advanced libraries and archives
  39. 39. Common student research behaviors to overcome…
  40. 40. “Googlepedia”
  41. 41. Research Equals Click Print File/Paste
  42. 42. Please send me everything you have on…
  43. 43. The web does not solve all of our challenges with youth researchers! Interaction with staff and program partners has the most impact on History Day outcomes.
  44. 44. Strategy: Feature Resources Create displays to feature relevant resources that correspond with each year’s theme.
  45. 45. Strategy: Collaborate with Teachers Get involved in teaching good research skills! TEACH: Library Catalogue Correct Search Terms Online Resources Interlibrary Loan
  46. 46. Strategy: Educate about Research • Record bibliographic information and a short description about its use. • Understand the difference between a search engine and a database! • Use footnotes and endnotes to find additional sources. • Scan or copy photographs while researching. • Demonstrate how to use the local library and interlibrary loan.
  47. 47. Sources: Primary vs. Secondary History Day uses slightly different criteria for determining what documents are primary and secondary source compared to archivists and librarians.
  48. 48. Copy of Mein Kampf Primary or Secondary? Academic Standards: NO - Published copy - Translated into English History Day: YES - Student must analyze Hitler’s viewpoint. - No access to archival copy
  49. 49. “Kissing the War Goodbye” in a history textbook (with caption) Primary or Secondary? Academic Standards: NO - Not original photograph - Analysis and interpretation have already been done. History Day: NO - Student is not able to draw their own conclusions. - However, if no analysis has been done the photograph could be considered a primary source.
  50. 50. Strategy: Host a History Day Hullaballoo Event Hullabaloos are library open houses where students receive hands-on help from librarians and History Day Staff.
  51. 51. Hullaballoo Dates Metro Area Greater Minnesota Central Library, Minneapolis Rochester Public Library, Rochester December 11, 2010 January 5, 2011 January 25, 2011 January 22, 2011 February 19, 2011 Central Library, St. Paul University of Minnesota, Duluth February 5, 2011 November 6, 2010 Ridgedale Library, Minnetonka St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud January 24, 2011 TBD
  52. 52. Strategy: Support through Regional Networks • Insert yourself in regional partnership with research communities • Utilize your school/community connections to promote History Day to teachers • Participate in library events featured by your partner libraries
  53. 53. Strategy: Help Judge at Local History Day Events School Competitions – February Regional Competitions: March 3 – Metro Senior March 3 – South Central March 5 – Metro Junior East March 7 – St. Paul Public Schools March 8 – Metro Junior Central March 10 – Metro Junior West March 12 – Northeast March 17 – Southeast March 19 – Central March 22 – West Central March 23 – Northwest March 28 - Southwest April 2 - Minneapolis