History Day Information
Welcome to the History Day web site
Here is some general information about the 2015 History Day
Theme: Leadership and Legacy
History Day Timeline:
The Regional Competition will be at Harding High School (maps will be given to students for their families) Students going on to the regional competition will be given directions before the event.
Student projects that place in regionals will go on to the state event at the University of Minnesota.
Extra Credit opportunities for all students. Students should use research facilities to improve their learning experience and add excellence to their projects at any time.
But History Day professionals, volunteers and teachers have donated time to meet with students at several libraries in St. Paul.
Here are some opportunities:
History Day Hot Line 612-625-6416 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For educational- web sites go to connect.spps.org ( On the right hand side look at student resources and enter)
University of Minnesota Libraries
General Information www.lib.umn.edu
Search the Card Catalog www.lib.edu/books
Minnesota Historical Society www.mnhs.org/library
State University Libraries www.pals.msus.edu
Ramsey County Libraries www.ramsey.lib.mn.us
Hennepin County Libraries www.hennepin.lib.mn.us
St. Paul Public Library www.stpaul.lib.mn.us
Minneapolis Public Library www.mpls.lib.mn.us
Demonstrate their knowledge of primary and secondary sources by identifying and categorizing a source that is related to their topic.
Work Time in Computer Lab- Before moving into the lab you will receive your Weekly Progress Sheet. On the top line, you will need to record your History Day topic. It is okay if this topic changes a little, but we want to know what you are thinking about right now.
Every day teachers will give you your sheet and you will need to fill in your goals for the day. You can see this on the left side of the paper (point to worksheet). Just fill in this box on the lef
Primary Question/Objective: What sources are appropriate?
Learner Outcomes: (Every student will be able to)
• Identify at least one reliable internet source that contains information about their History Day topic. This will be verified through the use of a Weekly Progress Sheet.
Work Time in Computer Lab: (35 min)
If you are confused by something. We will be coming around to check that everyone For the rest of the day, you can all work on researching your papers. Feel free to ask Mrs. Wallner questions if you are has found at least one reliable website with information
Primary Question/Objective: Why is citation important?
• If any students are having difficulty with basic computer literacy, they can be brought to a central computer and taught how to search and navigate the internet.
• Rowdy students will be separated in the computer lab.
• If ELL students are more comfortable taking notes in their native language, allow them to do so but explain that their final essay must be written in English.
• If students cannot see the board or projected images, ask them to move closer to the front of the classroom.
• Students who lack computer access at home can be directed toward library resources, such as jump drives, after-school computer labs and printers.
Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year.
Roble, Abdi. The Somali Diaspora. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press: 2008.
Last Name, First Name. “Article Title.” Newspaper Name. Day/Month/Year: Edition. Pages.
Xiong, Vong. “Obama Visits the University of Minnesota.” Minnesota Star Tribune. 10/20/2010: 34th Edition. Page A1.
Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Title of Magazine. Month & Year: Pages.
Williams, John. “Running with the Bulls.” Time Magazine. August 2001: pages 20-25.
Last Name, First Name. “Title of Webpage.” Title of Website. Last Date Updated. Date you Visited the Site. .
Ramirez, Juanita. “The Assassination of President Lincoln.” Library of Congress. Updated 12/04/1999. Visited 11/02/2010. .
Reference Books / Encyclopedias:
Last Name, First Name. “Title of Entry” Title of Book. Editor of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year.
Cole, Dennis. “Vietnam History.” Encyclopedia Britannica. Editor Noel Freedman. London: Alfred A Knopf Press, 2006.
Title of Video. Director (or Producer or Writer). Format. Distributor, Year.
The Civil War. Ken Burns. DVD. Public Broadcast System, 1990.
Evidence / Substantiation
Welcome to History Day
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