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Honors Academy Research Project

            The Timeframes for the Required Semester Research Project for Honors Academy Students
                        (There will be a few deadlines to meet during this project. . . .)
                                               The Theme: Conflict & Compromise in History . . . 
First Semester Only
(For students who, due to scheduling, cannot take the course for the entire year)

Refer to the links in the column to the right for the necessary information

Deadline: Approved Topic - 20 October 2017
       Here is an overview of the required theme . . . 

Deadline: Annotated Bibliography + Process Paper - 21 November 2017
       (.750 over your Semester Final Exam)
      - The "Guide to the Sources" document (w/ useful links)
      - The Turabian Citation Guide (to assist you with your
            annotated bibliography . . . share a Google Doc w/ me)
            Sample Annotated Bibliography (that I created)
      - Assuming your Annotated Bibs are properly formatted, and
            that you have at least FIVE PRIMARY SOURCES . . . 
              10+ Annotated Bibs = Advanced; 9 = Prof/Advanced;
              8 = Proficient; 6-7 = Progressing; 5 or less = Beginning
      - Completed Process Paper (you won't be able to start your website until
              I've "Okayed" your Sources and Process Paper . . .)
- Example Process Papers . . . 
             - Voting Rights Act of 1965
             - To Learn or to Earn . . .
             - John Muir: Preserving National Parks . . .
             - Morris Frank: The Seeing Eye . . .
             - Tinker v. Des Moines . . . 
             - Alice Paul & the Fight For Women's Rights . . . 
             - Unit 731: Perpetrators of the Asian Holocaust . . . 

Deadline: Completed Website - 8 December 2017


For the small percentage of students that fit this category, the timeframe
is extremely short to complete the required historical research project, so
be sure to stay ahead/even with the above deadlines . . . 
Create a Website
(Access the above link for details, including examples of
superior websites from the National History Day Competition;
be sure to check out the SENIOR websites)

Grading Rubric (adapted from National History Day)
Required: You must use the National History Day
Weebly website in constructing your project

Deadline: Approved Topic: 3 November 2017
      Here is an overview of the required theme . . . 

Primary/Secondary Sources Check #1: Annotated Bibliography
         - 8 December, 2017 (.750 of your final exam)
         - The Turabian Citation Guide (to assist you with your
            annotated bibliography . . . share a Google Doc w/ me)
            Sample Annotated Bibliography (that I created)
         - The "Guide to the Sources" document (w/ useful links)
         - Assuming your Annotated Bibs are properly formatted, and
            that you have at least THREE PRIMARY SOURCES . . . 
              6 Annotated Bibs = Advanced; 5 = Proficient/Advanced;
              4 = Proficient; 2 - 3 = Progressing; 0 - 1 = Beginning
   Rubric for your 1st Semester Annotated Bibliography

Wrap Up Annotated Bibliography PLUS Process Paper:
  - 16 February, 2018 (by the end of the school day)
     - Additional Primary/Secondary Sources are expected
         - Assuming your Annotated Bibs are properly formatted, and
            that you have at least SIX PRIMARY SOURCES . . . 
              12+ Annotated Bibs = Advanced; 11 = Prof/Advanced;
              10 = Proficient; 8-9 = Progressing; 7 = Beginning
         - Completed Process Paper (you won't be able to start
              your website until I've "Okayed" your Sources and
              Process Paper . . .)
         - Example Process Papers . . . 
             - Voting Rights Act of 1965
             - To Learn or to Earn . . .
             - John Muir: Preserving National Parks . . .
             - Morris Frank: The Seeing Eye . . .
             - Tinker v. Des Moines . . . 
             - Alice Paul & the Fight For Women's Rights . . . 
             - Unit 731: Perpetrators of the Asian Holocaust . . . 

Final Project Deadline: 
         - 19 April, 2018 (by the end of the school day)
           (This will be your largest 2nd Semester grade)
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