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NHDMO Intro Power Point


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From Nov. 2008 teacher workshop. A basic intro to NHD geared toward teachers. Script is separate.

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NHDMO Intro Power Point

  1. 1. The Individual in Missouri History: National History Day in the Classroom November 15, 2008 Camden County Museum
  2. 2. National History Day in Missouri
  3. 3. What is National History Day? <ul><li>A nationally acclaimed, year-long history education program </li></ul><ul><li>Begun in 1974 in Cleveland, Ohio </li></ul><ul><li>Became national in 1980 </li></ul><ul><li>49 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, and U.S. Department of Defense Schools currently participate </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is National History Day? <ul><li>The oldest humanities program for teenagers in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to reform and invigorate the teaching and learning of history </li></ul>
  5. 5. What do teens get from participating? <ul><li>Demonstrate an understanding of history </li></ul><ul><li>Develop and use critical thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to place historical events in their proper context </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate the significance of historical events </li></ul><ul><li>Develop strong research skills </li></ul><ul><li>Improve vocabulary, reading, and writing proficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Bolster personal skills </li></ul><ul><li>Develop stronger interpersonal skills </li></ul><ul><li>Apply for Special Prizes </li></ul>
  6. 6. What kind of teens participate? <ul><li>rural, urban, and suburban </li></ul><ul><li>public, private, parochial, and home school </li></ul><ul><li>bright and intellectually challenged </li></ul>
  7. 7. What do teachers get out of participating? <ul><li>Curricular aids </li></ul><ul><li>Informational workshops and training </li></ul><ul><li>Fits into state and federal standards </li></ul><ul><li>Expands classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Apply for Educator Awards </li></ul>
  8. 8. How does it work? <ul><li>National theme </li></ul><ul><li>Topic selection </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring and narrowing topic </li></ul><ul><li>Research—primary and secondary sources </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis! </li></ul><ul><li>Choosing presentation format and creating entry </li></ul><ul><li>Regional, state, national contests </li></ul>
  9. 9. National History Day in Missouri <ul><li>Part of National History Day since 1980 </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1989, sponsored by the State Historical Society of Missouri and the Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia at the University of Missouri </li></ul>
  10. 10. In 2008… <ul><li>Over 2000 Missouri students participated </li></ul><ul><li>545 advanced to state contest </li></ul><ul><li>77 students won awards </li></ul><ul><li>17 students won special prizes </li></ul>
  11. 11. In 2008… <ul><li>52 students represented Missouri at Nationals </li></ul><ul><li>Three entries—four students—won medals! </li></ul><ul><li>Six entries—ten students—advanced to the finals round </li></ul><ul><li>23 out of 31 entries placed in the top half of all national participants </li></ul><ul><li>Go Missouri! </li></ul>
  12. 12. How do teachers do NHD? <ul><li>Required Class Project </li></ul><ul><li>Team Teach </li></ul><ul><li>After School </li></ul>
  13. 13. How Projects Are Judged <ul><li>See Contest Rule Book—precise and specific rules for each category </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Quality—60% </li></ul><ul><li>Relation to Theme—20% </li></ul><ul><li>Clarity of Presentation—20% </li></ul>
  14. 14. NATIONAL HISTORY DAY IN MISSOURI 23 ELLIS LIBRARY UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI COLUMBIA, MO 65202 573-882-0189 HTTP://WHMC.UMSYSTEM.EDU/NHD/NHDMAIN.HTML HTTP://WWW.NHD.ORG National History Day…It’s not just a day, it’s an experience! Deborah L. Luchenbill State Coordinator [email_address]