Getting Started www.nationalhistoryd ay.com (or.org) www.nationalhistoryd ay.com - help with topics, sources, contest rules Research based on theme Topic has to be approved!
Entry Design Group or Individual- choose someone with same motivation as you. Must have me as teacher Documentary- video using movie software -Process Paper (no more than 500 words) Exhibit- backboard, creative display - Process Paper (no more than 500 words) Performance - Process Paper (no more than 500 words Individual Paper- minimum 1500 words (must have MLA citations or Turabian footnotes throughout the paper)
Check Points 1. Topic Selection Worksheet 2. Annotated Works Consulted 3. Process Paper 4. Final Project (Title Page, Process Paper, Annotated Works Consulted, & Project) A = 4pts on final average B = 3pts on final average C = 2 pts on final average No credit for anything lower than a C Points can be used for 3 rd and/or 4 th nine weeks
Save Your Work!!! Use a CDR, CDRW, or USB Jump Drive (Flash Drive) For Documentaries I do not recommend using PowerPoint –Instead try Windows Movie Maker or Photo Story Always give me a COPY of your work.
IRC Visits Several!!! You will still have to work outside of class! (Keep this in mind if you choose to work with a partner) Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Nudi & Mrs. Batts very helpful!!
NHD Projects: Should go beyond mere description to include analysis of information & draw conclusions about how the topic influenced or was influenced by other people, ideas, & events.
Your research should consider the following: While working with a theme, students must move beyond biographies and descriptions of specific people or events and demonstrate how that persons actions had an impact on history. The challenge for students engaged in a National History Day project with the theme of The Individual in History is to capture that specific moment in time in which change occurred and the role played by an individual. As with any NHD theme, the key to good historical study is an examination of cause and effect and change over time.
Topic Selections- Due 11/09/12 Go to my web page & print out the Topic Selection Worksheet. Fill in the required information. Turn in a completed worksheet by 11/09/12. Topics will be approved on a first come first serve basis. History Fair Due Dates will be posted on my webpage