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Unit 3 - Introduction

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Introduction to Unit 3 - National History Day contest

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Unit 3 - Introduction

  1. 1. National History Day Contest! Global History 10 - Unit 3 Bronx Lab School
  2. 2. What is NHD? <ul><li>National History Day is an exciting program for 6th–12th grade students. Based in historic research, students create papers, performances, documentaries, and exhibits. Students present their projects at the city level, with the top entries moving on to New York State History Day in Cooperstown, NY. The top entries at the state contest move on to National History Day in College Park, Maryland. More than just one day, History Day is a program that engages students in a self-guided project over the course of the school year. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 4 steps to NHD <ul><li>Bronx Lab History Day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Week of February 12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All 10th Grade students will present work at our own History Fair (student committee will plan) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Top 3 in each category go on </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New York City History Day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>March 11 at Museum of the City of New York </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Top 2 in each category go on </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. 4 steps to NHD <ul><li>New York State History Day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>April 27, 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Top 2 in each category go on </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National History Day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>June 10 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Big time prizes and recognition </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. 5 Steps to BLS History Day <ul><li>Pick a general topic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>World War I, Russian Revolution, World War II, Cold war </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learn about your topic </li></ul><ul><li>Pick a specific topic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Triumph and Tragedy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research, Research, Research </li></ul><ul><li>Present Your Learning </li></ul>
  6. 6. Presentation of Learning Options <ul><li>Research Paper </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibits </li></ul><ul><li>Performance* </li></ul><ul><li>Documentary* </li></ul><ul><li>Website* </li></ul>
  7. 7. Paper <ul><li>A research paper discussing your topic (like in English Class) </li></ul><ul><li>1500-2500 Words </li></ul><ul><li>Use citations throughout </li></ul>
  8. 8. Exhibit <ul><li>A display board using images and text to discuss your topic </li></ul><ul><li>Max Size: 40 in wide, 30 in deep, 6 ft high </li></ul><ul><li>500 word limit </li></ul><ul><li>Uses extensive visuals </li></ul>
  9. 9. Performance* <ul><li>An original, dramatic performance on your topic </li></ul><ul><li>Max: 10 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Must produce written script </li></ul><ul><li>May use audio/visual materials </li></ul><ul><li>May use costumes </li></ul>
  10. 10. Documentary* <ul><li>An original, documentary film on your topic </li></ul><ul><li>Max: 10 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>All work must be done by students (including editing, narration, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Must include credits </li></ul>
  11. 11. Website* <ul><li>An original website on your subject </li></ul><ul><li>1200 student written words </li></ul><ul><li>Max: 50 MB </li></ul><ul><li>Must include links to any media players used </li></ul>
  12. 12. Performance/Doc/ Website <ul><li>Each option is only open to 1-3 groups total (not per section) </li></ul><ul><li>These options will require SUBSTANTIAL extra work OUTSIDE OF CLASS on a regularly SCHEDULED basis </li></ul><ul><li>Groups interested in these options must go through interview process with me (and any one else who might help) to prove your commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Groups who successfully complete these will receive 10% extra credit for project </li></ul>
  13. 13. In addition, all students will: <ul><li>Complete a title page </li></ul><ul><li>Complete a 500 word process paper individually (except research paper people) </li></ul><ul><li>Complete an annotated bibliography,differentiating between primary and secondary sources </li></ul>
  14. 14. Triumph and Tragedy <ul><li>All projects must explain their subject in terms of “Triumph and Tragedy” </li></ul>
  15. 15. By the end of the unit you will: <ul><li>Conduct in depth research on a subject in which you are interested </li></ul><ul><li>Understand 4 major wars through the lenses of Cause and Effect & Triumph and Tragedy </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate sources for bias and reliability </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiate between primary and secondary sources </li></ul><ul><li>Complete a project worthy of being displayed to the public </li></ul>