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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
  • Volunteers – retired teachers/ professors, MHS staff, mentors, former participants, friends, family, etc.
  • Program Overview Mankato

    1. 1. National History Day in Minnesota Program Basics
    2. 2. What is History Day? <ul><li>Research based </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher-driven </li></ul><ul><li>Builds skills – research, writing, reading, organization </li></ul><ul><li>Connects to Social Studies and ELA research standards </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is History Day? <ul><li>“ NHD students outperform their non-HD peers on state standardized tests in multiple subjects, including reading, science and math, as well as social studies.” (p.5) </li></ul><ul><li>“ NHD students are critical thinkers who can digest, analyze and synthesize information.” (p. 8) </li></ul><ul><li>“ NHD students learn 21 st century college- and career- ready skills. They learn to collaborate with team members, talk to experts, manage their time and persevere.” (p. 8) </li></ul>
    4. 4. What is History Day? <ul><li>Student decisions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Topic selection – World, American, Minnesota, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual or group (up to 5) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation format (website, documentary, performance, exhibit, paper) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research – library, archive, historic site, database </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teacher’s Rule </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School Visits by staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials – Master Teacher Network </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. 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>
    6. 6. Theme 2012 <ul><li>Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Revolution – an overthrow and replacement of an established government; radical and pervasive change in society and social structure; sudden, complete or marked change in something; cycle of successive events or changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reaction – action in response to some influence or event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reform – the improvement or amendment of what is wrong, corrupt, or unsatisfactory; to change to a better state or form </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2013 – Turning Points in History </li></ul>
    7. 7. Program Structure in Minnesota Program Coordinator Program Specialists/ Associates Library Partners (CRPSLA, Wilson, Minitex, SCSU, SELCO, etc.) U of MN T.A./ Mentors MNSCU mentors Misc. History Day operatives ex. Historic sites Local/ County historical societies former History Day participants Judges
    8. 8. 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 <ul><li>Junior - Grades 6 -8 </li></ul><ul><li>Senior - Grades 9 - 12 </li></ul>
    9. 9. Assessment - Historical Quality
    10. 10. Assessment - Connection to the Theme
    11. 11. Assessment - Clarity of Presentation