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Outreach to Students and Educators:
National History Day in Ohio
Megan Wood, State Coordinator, National History Day in Oh...
What is History Day?
•Grades 4- 12 (4-5 exhibits only at State level!)
•Research Project based on an annual theme
•Create ...
Ohio’s Program
•11 Districts with
local events, March
and early April
•Ohio History Day,
April 25, 2009 at
Columbus State
...
What is History Day?
• Papers
• Exhibits
• Performances
• Documentaries
• Web Sites
Ohio’s Program
• Divisions
– Youth, grades 4-5
(exhibits only)
– Junior, grades 6-8
– Senior, grades 9-12
• Categories
– H...
Overall, what are we asking for?
Students Must:
•Select a historical topic related to theme
•Do primary and secondary sour...
Thinking Like a Historian
To Guide Research:
What were the causes and effects of past events?
What has changed? What has s...
What Students and Teachers Need
•Assistance with thinking historically
•How to use an online library catalog
•Where to fin...
National History Day:
Connecting to Teachers
•Workshops on using primary sources & research
•Instruction on using archival...
National History Day:
Connecting to Students
•Introduce the idea of archival research
•How to use microfilm
•How to use a ...
Case: Ohio Historical Society
Field Trip
•Met with teacher to find out the
student needs
•Created an activity to sum up th...
Case: Flesh Public Library
Field Trip
•List of topics related to the annual theme
•Research field trips
•Ongoing relations...
Other ways to be involved
•JUDGE!!
•Topic list to NHD-OH office
•Hold a teacher information session
•Hand out NHD-OH broch...
Questions?
Contact Information:
Megan Wood
Ohio Historical Society
1982 Velma Ave
Columbus, OH 43202
614.297.2343
mwood@oh...
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  1. 1. Outreach to Students and Educators: National History Day in Ohio Megan Wood, State Coordinator, National History Day in Ohio May 9, 2008
  2. 2. What is History Day? •Grades 4- 12 (4-5 exhibits only at State level!) •Research Project based on an annual theme •Create projects and attend local, state, and national competitions!
  3. 3. Ohio’s Program •11 Districts with local events, March and early April •Ohio History Day, April 25, 2009 at Columbus State Community College •National History Day, June, College Park, MD
  4. 4. What is History Day? • Papers • Exhibits • Performances • Documentaries • Web Sites
  5. 5. Ohio’s Program • Divisions – Youth, grades 4-5 (exhibits only) – Junior, grades 6-8 – Senior, grades 9-12 • Categories – Historical Paper – Individual Documentary – Group Documentary – Individual Performance – Group Performance – Individual Exhibit – Group Exhibit – Website
  6. 6. Overall, what are we asking for? Students Must: •Select a historical topic related to theme •Do primary and secondary source research on that theme •Think like a historian, and come to a conclusion •Support that conclusion and create a project
  7. 7. Thinking Like a Historian To Guide Research: What were the causes and effects of past events? What has changed? What has stayed the same? How did past decisions or actions affect future choices? How does the past help us make sense of the present? How did people in the past view their world?
  8. 8. What Students and Teachers Need •Assistance with thinking historically •How to use an online library catalog •Where to find historical resources locally •How to find local topics that fit into the state, national or international story •How to give students first hand experiences with history
  9. 9. National History Day: Connecting to Teachers •Workshops on using primary sources & research •Instruction on using archival collections •Possible research topics •Have NHD-OH staff for workshop
  10. 10. National History Day: Connecting to Students •Introduce the idea of archival research •How to use microfilm •How to use a finding aid •Research field trips •How to “read” a primary source
  11. 11. Case: Ohio Historical Society Field Trip •Met with teacher to find out the student needs •Created an activity to sum up the day •Provided pre-visit information •Used a combination of museum visit and archives trip
  12. 12. Case: Flesh Public Library Field Trip •List of topics related to the annual theme •Research field trips •Ongoing relationship between students and archivist/librarian •Students won local history prize!
  13. 13. Other ways to be involved •JUDGE!! •Topic list to NHD-OH office •Hold a teacher information session •Hand out NHD-OH brochures •JUDGE, JUDGE, JUDGE!
  14. 14. Questions? Contact Information: Megan Wood Ohio Historical Society 1982 Velma Ave Columbus, OH 43202 614.297.2343 mwood@ohiohistory.org www.ohiohistoryday.org/historyday My Space: Ohio History Day Expert

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