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  1. 1. HISTORY DAY TEACHER TRAININGChristine Olmstead, Ed.D. Administrator, Office of Academic Content Julie Hull, History Day Consultant Orange County Department of Education 714/966-4328
  2. 2. OUTCOMES• Understand What History Day Is• Integrate Theme• Consider Rules and Quality Features• Experience Elements of Entry Development• Plan for Participation• Know Where to Go for Info
  3. 3. AGENDA• Welcome and Introductions• What is History Day? …and Why!• Unpacking the Theme - 2013• Sample Project Viewing• Panel of Experts• Where to go for information
  4. 4. WHAT IS HISTORY DAY?History Day is an exciting, research-supported, history-basedlearning experience for students. They learn aboutissues, ideas, people, and events in history, and also applywhat they have learned through creative and originalproductions. Students stretch far beyond simply memorizingnames and dates and reporting on historical events.Instead, History Day students develop invaluable researchand analytical skills. They become historians and topicexperts, drawing their own conclusions about thesignificance of their topic in history.
  5. 5. A RESEARCH-SUPPORTEDINSTRUCTIONAL METHOD • NHD students outperform their non-NHD peers on state standardized tests, not only in social studies, but in reading, science and math as well. • NHD students are better writers, who write with a purpose and real voice, and marshal solid evidence to support their point of view. • NHD students are critical thinkers who can digest, analyze and synthesize information. • NHD students learn 21st century skills. They learn how to collaborate with team members, talk to experts, manage their time and persevere. • NHD has a positive impact among students whose interests in academic subjects may wane in high school.
  6. 6. COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS• Analytical reading• Multiple sources/perspectives • Literature and Informational Text• In-context vocabulary development• Source quality – • Bias • Reasoning/logic • Evidence • Argument• Argumentative Writing• Use and evaluation of media
  7. 7. HOW DOES IT WORK?1. Students select a topic that connects to the annual theme.2. After researching and narrowing the topic, students develop a thesis statement.3. Students select an entry category that reflects their research, talents and interests.4. Students create a project, which includes the thesis statement, lots of evidence to support a logical argument, and a conclusion indicating historical significance.5. The “heart” of the project is the Annotated Bibliography.
  8. 8. REWARDS OF PARTICIPATION –WHY HISTORY DAY?• Skills and new knowledge • Research • Writing • Critical Thinking • Collaboration • Communication • Creativity• Sense of accomplishment and new friendships
  9. 9. REWARDS OF PARTICIPATION County/Regional Level: Certificate of Participation NHD-OC Commemorative Button Champions & Runners – Up receive medals Qualify for NHD-CA State Level: Certificate of Participation NHD-OC Commemorative Button Champions & Runners – Up receive medals Qualify for National History Day Special Awards
  10. 10. LEVELS OF COMPETITION• Local, School, and District Competitions• County Competitions• National History Day-California State Finals, Sacramento, CA• National History Day, University of Maryland
  11. 11. DIVISIONS OF COMPETITION • Elementary Division - grades 4 & 5 (posters only) • Junior Division - grades 6 - 8 • Senior Division - grades 9 - 12
  13. 13. CATEGORIES: GRADES 4 & 5 • 4/5th Grade 2-D Display – individual or group • 4th and 5th grade students do not advance to National History Day.
  14. 14. CATEGORIES: GRADES 6 - 12• Historical Paper (Individual Only)• Exhibit (Individual or Group)• Performance (Individual or Group)• Documentary (Individual or Group)• Historical Website (Individual or Group)
  15. 15. TIMELINE: IMMEDIATE• Now: Attend orientation/training• Now: Find a buddy/mentor you may be able to support• Now: Determine your plan for student involvement• Now: Consider costs and possible fundraisers
  16. 16. TIMELINE: IMMEDIATE • Work with students on possible topics and research • Recruit judges and volunteers • Create your own timeline and due dates
  17. 17. TIMELINE: THROUGH DECEMBER• TEACHER & STUDENT PRIMARY SOURCES TRAINING: UCI LIBRARY – November 14 & 29, 2012• NHD AT THE NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY: Student workshops and meetings with archivists – November 17, 2012• TEACHER INTENT TO PARTICIPATE FORM - Due by December 1, 2012 Intent to Participate form is available online at• Continue to work with students as they conduct research, modify topics, prepare preliminary papers, etc.
  18. 18. TIMELINE: JANUARY THROUGH MARCH• Determine History Day 2012 participants• REGISTER JUDGES AND VOLUNTEERS BY JANUARY 27, 2012• Forms distributed in hard copy and available on-line to registered teachers at• Forms are returned to OCDE by teachers on behalf of judges and volunteers• REGISTER STUDENTS BY FEBRUARY 6, 2012 (includes completed online registration, electronic signatures, and payment)
  19. 19. TIMELINE: JANUARY THROUGH MARCH• Continue to advise students and communicate with parents & students regarding event expectations• Websites locked, Papers & Documentaries Due February 20, 2012• Judges’ Training: February 26, 2013 - all entry categories: historical paper, website, poster, exhibit, documentary, and performance• Psych up for History Day March 9th, 2013!• Cheer on your students at the NHD-OC Awards Ceremony March 12th, 2013!• Assist champs with NHD-California registration…
  20. 20. TIMELINE: APRIL THROUGH JUNE• County champs polish and submit entries for NHD-CA• Plan for activities to make NHD-CA a meaningful experience• April 26 – 28, 2013: NHD-CA, Woodlake Hotel, Sacramento• State champs polish and submit entries for NHD• Assist champs with National History Day registration• NHD, University of Maryland, June 10-13, 2013• Rest!• Check for next year’s theme.
  21. 21. THEME - 2013 NHD-CA Theme Sheet is available online:
  22. 22. THEME• Materials • Theme Sheet• Process: Say Something • Read 1st paragraph silently and simultaneously with partner, highlighting key points. • When both are finished reading, Partner A “says something” – shares a key point, question, statement from the paragraph with Partner B. B responds or shares own key point. • Repeat until the entire document has been read, alternating the partner who shares first.
  23. 23. TURNING POINTS IN HISTORY: PEOPLE, PLACES, AND EVENTS• A turning point is “a point at which a significant change occurs.” (Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary, 2012)• A turning point is any “idea, event or action that directly, and sometimes indirectly, caused change” (NHD Theme Sheet).• When many people think of turning points, they think of headline events.• Research and analysis may lead to the conclusion that something that precedes or follows the well-known or “headline” event may be the actual turning point.
  24. 24. HOW DO TURNING POINTSLEAD TO CHANGE?Turning points lead to different types of change: cultural, social,political, and/or economic. Some questions to consider include:• Do people act or view the world differently in response to the turning point? (cultural/social change)• Is the change reflected in new legislation, a shift in leadership, and/or changes to political parties? (political change)• Did the turning point lead to differences in how and/or what people buy, how goods are produced and/or distributed? (economic change)• Does the change have historical significance?
  25. 25. SCORING
  26. 26. FOCAL POINTS• Rubric Elements • Historical Quality (60%) • Adherence to Theme (20%) • Quality of Presentation/Project (20%)• Rules Compliance • Disqualifiers • Plagiarism • Last Year’s Project• FACTS OVER FLUFF!
  27. 27. SAMPLE PROJECT VIEWING Junior Division Group PerformanceRevolutionizing Revolution: What Gandhi Taught US About Political Defiance
  28. 28. SAMPLE PROJECT VIEWING Junior Division Group Website Title IX: Empowerment Through Education
  29. 29. SAMPLE PROJECT VIEWING Senior Individual Documentary The Legacy of the White Rose
  30. 30. HISTORY DAY COMPETITIONS NHD-OC 2013: March 9, 2013, located at and sponsored by the Orange County Department of Education NHD-California 2013: April 26 – April 28, 2013, Sacramento, CA sponsored by the Orange County Department of Education National History Day 2013: June 10 - 13, 2013, University of Maryland multiple educational and business sponsors
  31. 31. ON-LINE SERVICES AND RESOURCES Available for you! History-Social Science website with direct links to History Day resources, information, calendars, and downloadable forms!
  32. 32. What’s Next... UCI – Finding and Using the Best Primary Sources For Teachers, Students, and Parents November 14, 2012 & November 29, 2012 From 4:00 – 5:30 pm. UC Irvine Library, Room 228 (Tech Ed Classroom)Web Site – Weebly Overview for Teachers, Students, and Parents TBA WEBINAR from 4:00 – 5:00 pm Orange County Department of Education Nixon Library – Primary Sources and Archives Use November 17, 2012 9AM - Noon
  33. 33. TRICKS OF THE TRADE• Annotated Bibliography – highlight focal points• Traveling/Packing • Documentaries (DVD/Flash drive), Web Sites, Historical Papers (#) • Weight and Size of Exhibits • Simplicity of Props and Costumes for Performances• “First Aid” Kit • Flash drive • Paper • Glue Stick, Guerilla Glue, Duct Tape, Rubber Cement, Glue Gun, etc. • Extension Cords
  34. 34. QUESTIONSChristine Olmstead, Ed.D. Administrator, Office of Academic Content Julie Hull, History Day Consultant Orange County Department of Education 714/966-4328