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Research Paper/National History Day Project Rolla Junior High 1360 Soest Road Rolla, MO Mary Mueller, Librarian [email protected]

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Research Paper/National History Day Project Rolla Junior High 1360 Soest Road Rolla, MO Mary Mueller, Librarian [email protected] Departments Library English Social Studies Video Production Drama. Departments.

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Why this project?Research and writing skills are both part of Missouri’s learning standards and are required assessment items


Why this project?We wanted a project that would:Teach research skillsTeach writing skillsContribute to what the kids knew

why this project we chose to combine the research and writing with the national history day program

Why this project?We chose to combine the research and writing with the National History Day program


What is National History Day?NHD is a year-long education program that engages students in grades 6-12 in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical topics.


What is National History Day?Students produce dramatic performances, imaginative exhibits, multimedia documentaries and research papers based on research related to an annual theme.


What is National History Day?  These projects are then evaluated at local, state, and national competitions.For more information:www.nationalhistoryday.orgState NHD organizations


First quarter:Library Skills Reviews: Electronic book searches, database searches and bibliography reviewEnglish: Grammar reviews, cause-and-effect essaysSocial Studies: Discuss NHD Students do pretest


Second quarter:Library: Classes visit weekly; research, thesis statements, outlinesEnglish: Paper organization, writingVideo Production: Begin planning and complete storyboards for documentariesPosttest: Semester final


Third quarter:Social Studies: Classes supervise NHD entriesVideo Production: Complete scripts, create documentariesStudents: Refine papers, performances, and exhibitsBuilding Level: Open house projects are evaluatedRegional Competition: All teachers help students with projects


Starting a program:Start smallConsider state and local standardsIf you do NHD, begin with one type of entryEnlist your principal’s supportHave a good time!