National History Day. IT’S NOT JUST A DAY, IT’S AN EXPERIENCE. The Student’s role:. Select a topic related to the theme Investigate historical context, historical significance, and the topic’s relationship to the theme
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IT’S NOT JUST A DAY,
IT’S AN EXPERIENCE
Select a topic
Debate OR Diplomacy: Some topics will deal with debate and others with diplomacy, but not both. That is okay! However, if your topic does deal with both debate and diplomacy, make certain that you deal with both in your entry.
A contention by words or arguments: as
a: the formal discussion of a motion before a deliberative body according to the rules of parliamentary procedure
b: a regulated discussion of a proposition between two matched sides
1: the art and practice of conducting negotiations between nations
2: skill in handling affairs without arousing hostility: TACT
The National History Day staff will be holding an online discussion about this year’s theme where staff members will address questions from teachers, students and parents.
Wed., Oct. 20, 2010, 2:00-4:00 p.m. CT
You can send questions ahead of time Oct. 18-20, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you have “NHD THEME DISCUSSION” in the subject line. You may also send questions to the same address during the discussion time.
Questions and answers will be posted online to read later at www.nhd.org. Look for the button on the home page that will take you to the online discussion page.
Background reading for historical context
Narrow your topic
Gather and record additional information
Analyze and Interpret sources and the topic’s significance in history
Develop a thesis