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Finding your future in History. Fueling student enthusiasm through research and digital learning Emma Roach-Barrette, Menifee County High School Rebecca Roach, Morehead State University. Goal.

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Finding your future in history

Finding your future in History

Fueling student enthusiasm through research and digital learning

Emma Roach-Barrette, Menifee County High School

Rebecca Roach, Morehead State University


Finding your future in history

Goal

  • This session will lead participants through the process of forming a thesis, collecting data from sources, creating a script and a digital documentary. A National History Day finalist will show her documentary and discuss how she found her career aspirations in her NHD project. Strategies for teachers who want to implement project based learning will be discussed.


Connecting to the theme

Connecting to the Theme

  • 2012 Revolt, Revolution, Reformation

  • 2013 Turning Points

  • 2014 Rights & Responsibilities in History

  • 2015 Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History

  • 2016 Migration & Movement in History: People, Places, Ideas

  • 2017 Taking a Stand in History


Find a topic that connects

Find a Topic that Connects

Reform-Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The Reformation of the Coroner System in New York during the Progressive Era

Thesis: Dr. Charles Norris successfully reformed the medico-legal system by ending the coroner system and creating a scientific, medical examiner system to collect crime evidence.


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Find a Topic that Connects

Turning Point: The Dead Double Agent: A Turning Point for Italy

Thesis: Operation Mincemeat Contributed to the fall of Mussolini by fooling Hitler into moving his troops from Sicily so that the Allies could invade.


Collecting data from sources

Collecting Data From Sources

  • Books

  • Articles

  • Primary and Secondary Resources


Countless hours of reading

Countless Hours of Reading

  • What supports my thesis?


Digital research

Digital Research

  • Documentaries-Discovery

  • Library of Congress

  • New York Municipal Archives


Expert interviews

Expert Interviews


Script writing

Script Writing

  • Tell a good story

  • Keep the pace- not too fast or too slow

  • Stay consistent with the topic

  • You have lots to say in very little time

  • Choose the most important facts

  • Show analysis-how and why


Making the movie

Making the Movie

  • iMovie

  • Keynote

  • Garage Band

  • You Tube for tutorials!


My future in history

My future in History

  • Critical thinking

  • Cause and Effect-How and why things happen

  • Meeting professionals in the field-FBI Agent; former CIA Agent

  • Networking

  • Public Speaking

  • Looks great on college and scholarship applications!

  • ACT Reading Scores-Informational Text


Common core state standards initiative

Common Core State Standards Initiative

Dr. Laurie A. Henry

Kentucky P20 Innovation Lab

University of Kentucky

Co-Director, College & Career Readiness Issues


Students who are college and career ready in reading writing speaking listening and language

Students who are college and career ready in reading, writing, speaking, listening,and language

  • Demonstrate independence

  • Build strong content knowledge

  • Respond to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline

  • Comprehend as well as critique

  • Value evidence

  • Use technology and digital media strategically and capably

  • Come to understand other perspectives and cultures

Common Core State Standards Initiative, CPE, Dr. Laurie A. Henry

Kentucky P20 Innovation Lab

University of Kentucky

Co-Director, College & Career Readiness Issues


Ccss for english language arts literacy in history social studies science and technical subjects

CCSS for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects


Design principles

Design Principles

  • CCR anchor standards and grade-specific standards

  • Grade levels for K-8 and grade bands for 9-10/11-12

  • Increased focus on results/mastery of content

  • Integrated model of literacy with emphasis on communication

  • Inclusion of research and media skills

  • Shared responsibility for students’ literacy development


But i have to teach content

But I have to teach content!


But i have to teach content1

But I have to teach content!


21 st century

21stCentury

  • Collaboration

  • Creativity

  • Critical Thinking

  • Communication

  • Problem Solving

  • Decision Making


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