Connecting With History Past Present Future

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Connecting with History: Past, Present, Future Workshop for Teachers: 

Connecting with History: Past, Present, Future Workshop for Teachers

Connecting with History: Past, Present, Future Workshop for Teachers: 

Connecting with History: Past, Present, Future Workshop for Teachers Support from US Department of Education Fairbanks North Star Borough School District University of Alaska Museum of the North Workshop for Teachers presented by: University of Alaska Museum of the North Wanda Chin, Director of Exhibits and Design Terry Dickey, Coordinator of Museum Education Peggy Hetman, Education Administrative Assistant Roger Topp, Education Technology & New Media Projects Developer Sundance Casey Visser, Workshop Assistant Maida Buckley, Professor of Education, UAF Angela Larson, Project Evaluator: Goldstream Grant Writing & Evaluation Helen Clark, Director Library Media Services, FNSBSD With assistance from: Terrence Cole, Professor of Public History, Molli Sipe, Project Director, Teaching American History Grant Pat Behrner, History Teacher, North Pole High School

National History Day: 

National History Day 1974, NHD started in Cleveland, contest for elementary / secondary students. 1980, became a national organization. Today, more than 2 million participate.

Fairbanks National History Day: 

Fairbanks National History Day 1999, 1st year, Terrence Cole local leader. 150 students / 50 exhibits. Today, district wide event: 550 students / 200 exhibits, 20 documentaries, 50 papers. NHD integrated with most classroom curricula. Librarians part of history teaching team.

2006 State History Day Results: 

2006 State History Day Results Junior Division Papers: 2 Individual Exhibit: 2 (1Fairbanks) Group Exhibit: 2 (1Fairbanks) Individual Documentary: 1 (1Fairbanks) Group Documentary: 2 (2 Fairbanks) Senior Division Papers: 2 (1Fairbanks) Individual Exhibit: 2 (1Fairbanks) Group Exhibit: 2 (2 Fairbanks) Individual Performance: 2 Individual Documentary: 1 Group Documentary: 2 Fairbanks = 45% of state winners 3 Fairbanks students went to National History Day

Reader Behavior: 

Reader Behavior People stay in front of an exhibit: 20 seconds: static exhibit 90 seconds: when something moves 1-3 minutes: interactive exhibit

Typical Exhibit Components: 

Typical Exhibit Components Title and headlines Primary and secondary text Photographs, illustrations, maps Quotes Conclusion

Keeping A Reader Interested: 

Keeping A Reader Interested Title and topic are catchy and meaningful. Tell an entire story rather than a whole story. Reveal meaning and widen understanding rather than simply list information. Cut away all material not vital to the story. Use photographs, illustrations, quotes, maps that advance the story.

Past, Present, Future: Historical Inquiry In Three Easy Steps: 

Past, Present, Future: Historical Inquiry In Three Easy Steps

Past, Present, Future Three Easy Steps: 

Past, Present, Future Three Easy Steps Step 1: What's the Storyline? (Formulating topic) Step 2: Who's Saying What? (Researching topic) Step 3: Tell Me Your Story (Assembling exhibit)

History Day Planning Chart: 

History Day Planning Chart               Past Present Future

Step 1. What’s The Storyline? : 

Step 1. What’s The Storyline? Decide on on a narrow, interesting topic. Tell an entire story...not the whole story. Theme + topic = thesis statement (posed as a question) What is the Tragedy and Triumph of Alaskan Education Before, During, and After Molly Hootch? Can use one or both sides to tell the story. Triumph or Tragedy What is the Tragedy of Alaskan Education Before After Molly Hootch? What is the Triumph of Alaskan Education After Molly Hootch?

Step 2. Who’s Saying What? : 

Step 2. Who’s Saying What? Create a bibliography / Work with a librarian. Triangulate data for Past, Present, & Future using Primary / Secondary / Expert Opinion Supporting resources include: Quotes, photographs, illustrations, cartoons, maps.

Step 2. Who’s Saying What?: 

Step 2. Who’s Saying What? Past, Present, and Future each need primary, secondary, and expert opinion. Need 2-3 Supporting Resources for each triangulation. If less, revise question / topic. Use note cards to track each source.

Step 3. Tell Me Your Story : 

Step 3. Tell Me Your Story Summarize the story: Tell the story to someone. Write a paragraph about the story. Expand the paragraph. Include Past, Present and Future to outline the story.

Step 3. Tell Me Your Story: 

Step 3. Tell Me Your Story 2. Storyboard the project a. Overall explanation (paragraph about the story) b. Past Headline: sub-theme + the topic Example: The Tragedy of Alaskan Education Before Molly Hootch Text Supporting Resources c. Present Headline: sub-theme + the topic Example: Molly Hootch Goes to Court Text Supporting Resources

Step 3. Tell Me Your Story: 

Step 3. Tell Me Your Story d. Future Headline: sub-theme + the topic Example: Equal Access: A Triumph for Alaskan Education Text Supporting Resources e. Conclusion Answer the question posed at the beginning.

History Day Planning Chart: 

History Day Planning Chart               Past Present Future

Process Paper: 

Process Paper A Process Paper is required for all exhibits. Title page: Title of entry, student names, contest division and category Description of the project: 500 words Why I (we) chose this topic. How we conducted my (our) research. How I (we) made our exhibit. How my (our) project relates to the history day theme. Annotated bibliography How did each source help in understanding the topic.

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