Teacher History Day Intro V.3

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A introduction for teachers presented by the National History Day in Ohio staff.

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Teacher History Day Intro V.3

  1. 1. Social Studies Through Project Based Learning: National History Day in Ohio Megan Wood, State Coordinator, National History Day in Ohio 2009-2010 School Year
  2. 2. What is History Day? •Grades 4- 12 (4-5 exhibits & performances 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 24, 2010 at the Ohio Union, OSU (4-5 only attend this event!) •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 • Categories – Historical Paper – Youth, grades 4-5 (exhibits & – Individual performances only) Documentary – Junior, grades 6-8 – Group Documentary – Senior, grades 9-12 – Individual Performance – Group Performance – Individual Exhibit – Group Exhibit – Website
  6. 6. How do teachers use the program? Required Class Project •Example Schedule (AP teacher from Dayton): •November- Topics •December- Topics/Research •January- Research/Project •February- Project
  7. 7. How do teachers use the program? Required Class Project •Example Schedule (AP Teacher from Dayton): •Due Dates: •December 15th- 10 sources (5 primary, 5 secondary) in correct format with annotation •January 3rd- Essay due explaining project and research •January 17th- 20 sources (10 primary, 10 secondary) •January 30th- Process paper due •February 6th- Finished project due
  8. 8. How do Teachers use the program? Team Teach: •English Language Arts and Social Studies •Social studies helps guide content and research •English helps with writing and thesis statement
  9. 9. How do Teachers use the program? After School: •History Day Club •Extra Curricular •Smaller Group
  10. 10. Getting Started •Pre Register with the NHD-OH office •Attend a workshop •Teacher Resource CD •Classroom Outreach Visit •Phone and email consultation
  11. 11. Student Process • Deciding who to work with • Selecting a topic • Preliminary research • Primary and secondary source research • Developing a student- composed thesis • Project creation/construction
  12. 12. 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?
  13. 13. Approaching the Topic •Compare and Contrast •Case Study •Multiple Case Study
  14. 14. Approaching the Topic Compare and Contrast
  15. 15. Approaching the Topic Case Study
  16. 16. Approaching the Topic Multiple Case Study
  17. 17. Three C’s •Content •Context •Conclusion
  18. 18. Highlighted Resources INFOhio- Username: INFOhio Password: Explore: http://www.infohio.org/ Internet Archive: www.archive.org History Day Expert Blog: http://historydayexpert.blogspot.com Purdue Online Writing Lab: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/ American Memory: http://loc.gov/ammem Cornell Making of America: http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/moa FBI Freedom of Information Act Reading Room:
  19. 19. Good, Cheap, Fast
  20. 20. Papers • 1500-2500 word essay about historical topic • Includes cover page, annotated bibliography • Images •Include YOUR conclusion •Only completed as an individual
  21. 21. Papers: Tiffin, OH Good and Cheap! •Papers on local history •AP History Class •Submit to a local paper competition •Double as NHD projects
  22. 22. Performances • Up to 10 minute original performance • Sets, props, music, blocking…. • Includes process paper and annotated bibliography
  23. 23. Performances • Cheap and Good: Borrow set and costumes from drama department • Good and Fast: Rent costumes from a shop • Fast and Cheap: Use creative resources around the classroom!
  24. 24. Documentaries • Up to 10 minute media presentation • Like something you’d see on the History Channel • Includes process paper and annotated bibliography
  25. 25. Documentaries •Good and Cheap: Photo Story(free) or PowerPoint • Fast and Good: I Movie or Movie Maker •Good: (not cheap or necessarily fast!) Final cut pro
  26. 26. Websites •Web-based project • Navigate in Explorer • Images, text, graphics, video, sound • 1200 visible student composed words • 100MB of file space
  27. 27. Websites •Cheap and Fast: Microsoft Word •Fast and Good: What you see is what you get software •Good and Cheap: Templates from the internet
  28. 28. Exhibits • Much like a Science Fair project • Up to 6 feet tall • Text, images, interactives, objects • 500 student composed words
  29. 29. Exhibits • Good and Fast: Pre-made boards • Fast and Cheap: Cardboard boards at office stores • Good and Cheap: Pre-made or teacher made activity!
  30. 30. Questions? Contact Information: Megan Wood- State Coordinator 614.297.2343 mwood@ohiohistory.org www.ohiohistoryday.org Blog: ohiohistorydayexpert.blogspot.com

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