National History Day Rights & Responsibilities in History. Mrs. Weaver – Advanced U.S. History 2013-14. Important Information…. What is NHD?. When is NHD?. Begins in September / October w/ surveys, topic research, development of ideas.
Mrs. Weaver – Advanced U.S. History
What is NHD?
When is NHD?
Begins in September / October w/ surveys, topic research, development of ideas.
Ends in March w/ presentations and possibly entry in NHD competition.
Topic Possibilities: For possible topics this year: Remember, these are just ideas, you can come up with your own topic1) go to the class homepage2) There is a tab on the homepage titled National History Day. Click on it. 3) Open the PDF file titled “2013-14 Sample Topics”
Secondary Source- authors develop their interpretations using primary sources
Examples: reference books, periodicals, history textbooks, journal articles
Secondary = Garry Wills' book Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America
Primary = Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address”
4) Historical Paper
Documentary, Exhibit, Paper, Performance, Web Site
Present information about an event, person, place or idea from the past through a ten minute presentation that showcases documents, images, photographs, and actual footage of the topic you are researching.
Historical exhibition presents information about an event, person, place, or idea from the past by physically displaying documents, images, or objects.
History papers present information and analyze an event, person, place or idea from the past in writing.
A performance is a live, dramatic presentation of your topic's significance in history.
A historical web site is a collection of web pages, interconnected with hyperlinks, that presents primary and secondary sources, interactive multimedia, and historical analysis.
Choose a topic that you have an interest in.
2) Keep up with checkpoints and deadlines.
3) Ask for guidance.
4) Use your library time wisely
5) Read up on your historical topic.
6) Don’t Stress! Do a little bit at a time and you’ll do great.
Rights and Responsibilities in History
National History Day
"I have learned there is always a different side to the story that's just under the surface that's waiting to be discovered, and that no opinion is not worth at least some level of consideration, no matter how outlandish it may seem.”
~ NHD participant
“Any fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it.”~ Oscar Wilde
Lesson # 1:
- Mr. Lincoln’s Pockets
Lesson # 2:
- Primary Source: Accounts of Weeks 1 & 2
Lesson # 3:
- Historical Survey: Where do your interests lie?
Lesson # 4:
- Asking the Right type of Questions
Lesson # 5:
- Primary vs. Secondary Sources