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University of Maryland & the Smithsonian Institution present:. National History Day Projects Week 1: Getting Started. Purpose:. Our overall purpose is for CPA students to complete National History Day projects and to use the Smithsonian resources to make them better . Step 2: Exploring NHD.

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University of maryland the smithsonian institution present

University of Maryland & the Smithsonian Institution present:

National History Day Projects

Week 1: Getting Started


Purpose

Purpose:

Our overall purpose is for CPA students to complete National History Day projects and to use the Smithsonian resources to make them better


Step 2 exploring nhd

Step 2: Exploring NHD

Let’s find out what all the excitement is about!


Levels of competition
Levels of Competition

  • Individual Schools

  • Prince George’s County History Day

  • Maryland History Day

  • National History Day


2014 topic and theme
2014 Topic and Theme

  • Students can select any topic

  • 2014 theme: Rights and Responsibilities in History

  • Rule Book and Theme Book will be posted and shared


Formats
Formats

  • 3 categories*:

    • Research Papers

      (Individual ONLY)

    • Websites

      (Individual OR Group)

    • Exhibits

      (Individual OR Group)

      *CPA students won’t be doing documentaries or performances


Research for all
Research for ALL

  • Focus on process, not just the product

  • Primary sources evident in presentation

  • Secondary sources evident in presentation

  • Citation (In-text, MLA)

  • Online Resources should Not only be from Wikipedia

  • Interviews encouraged


What are exhibits
What are exhibits?

500 or less student-composed words

6 feet Tall, MAX

Multi-media, traditional elements

Annotated Bibliography

Process Paper


What are websites
What are Websites?

  • No more than 1,200 visible, student-composed words.

  • The home page must include the names of participants, entry title, division, and a main menu that directs viewers to the various sections of the site.

  • Pages must be interconnected with hypertext links.

  • NO LIVE LINKS that take you outside the site

  • Single multimedia clip may not last more than 45 seconds and may not include student-composed narration.


What are websites1
What are Websites?

  • The student must operate all software and equipment in the development of the web site.

  • Include properly cited footnotes

  • Included properly formatted annotated bibliography

  • Include a process paper

  • Should be a Weebly site that is hosted on the nhd.org server: http://nhd.weebly.com


What are historical papers
What are Historical Papers?

  • Title Page

  • Annotated Bibliography

  • Must clearly relate to theme

  • Evidence of research using primary & secondary sources

  • 1,500-2,000 words in length (approx. 6- 10 pgs)

  • Include properly cited footnotes, end notes or in-text citation)


Research happens for all projects
Research happens for ALL projects

  • Focus on process, not just the product

  • Primary sources evident in presentation

  • Secondary sources evident in presentation

  • Citation (In-text, MLA)

  • Online Resources should Not only be from Wikipedia

  • Interviews encouraged


Judging process
Judging Process

  • There are minimum of 3 judges per category, per level

  • Many representatives from our local sponsorships have judged as well as teachers


Student support
Student support

  • Support at CPA from UMD and SI

    • Step by step guidance during school

  • Archive Sessions (January, February)

    • Students get one-on-one help from museum professionals on their projects

  • Museum Partnerships with Schools

  • Bridge Session for Students who Advance to State Competition


Maryland history day
Maryland History Day

  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Saturday, May 3, at UMBC

  • National competition, June @ University of Maryland, College Park


What does this year s topic and theme mean

What does this year’s topic and theme mean?

Rights and Responsibilities in History

Any well-developed topic that meets this theme is ok


What comes next
What comes next

Finish pretests and then begin brainstorming NHD topics that are on the theme of rights and responsibilities

To be continued…