National History Day is a nation-wide program for students in grades 6-12. The emphasis is for students to do history. Each year a theme is established around which individual and group projects are created. This year’s theme is: Rights and Responsibilities in History.
Beginning at the school level and on through regional and state competitions student projects are judged based upon the degree and competency of each project’s historical accuracy and interpretation. The best projects from each state History Day advance to the National History Day contest, held in early June 2013, in Washington, D.C.
Each student working alone or in a group will create a History Day Project that will be presented and judged on Tuesday February 18, 2014. Project and topic ideas will be addressed in the first semester; the bulk of research will be conducted, analyzed and formatted in the second semester. DeLaSalle will participate in he Metro Senior Regional event in March at Augsburg College. Minnesota State History Day, at the University of Minnesota, is typically held in late April or early May, but is yet to be scheduled.
Primary and Secondary Sources (MNHS video)
Thesis Statement Ideas Courtesy Rachel Hernandez, Minnesota Historical Society
Sample Process Paper
Contest Rule Book
Databases v. Websites
PerfomanceCreating a Performance
Tips and Ideas
DocumentaryCreating a Documentary
Guidelines for Creating a Documentary (website)
ExhibitCreating an Exhibit
Research PaperCreating a Paper
Create a WebsiteWeebly
NHD Discussion Board on websites (FAQs)
How to Create A Historical Website NHD
DeLaSalle students at Minnesota History Day
Sample Process Papers
Apollo 1 Performance
Matthew Brady Doc