National History Day - Henry County School District

National History Day - Henry County School District

National History Day Why? Develop critical thinking and problemsolving skills Develop research and reading skills Develop oral and written communication and presentation skills

Develop self esteem and confidence Develop a sense of responsibility for and involvement in the democratic process This years theme RIGHTS and

RESPONSIBILITIES Civil rights Womens rights Animal rights Workers rights Human rights Developing a Topic

Theme: Rights and Responsibilities Interest: Civil Rights in the United States Topic: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Issue: King travels to Memphis in 1968 to support citys sanitation workers strike

Developing a Topic Theme: Rights and Responsibilities Interest: Civil Rights in Georgia Topic: Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes Issue: The right to enroll as students at the University of Georgia

Game Plan Stage 1 -- Determine topic Create a thesis statement

Begin research process Investigate sources Read Read some more Determine presentation method Game Plan Stage

2 -- Continue research process Investigate sources Read Read some more Visit National Archives Center in Morrow,

GA PRIMARY DOCUMENTS Letters, photographs, court papers Game Plan Finalize

Presentation CHOOSE ONE! Historical paper Historical website Historical performance Documentary iMovie

Exhibit Backboard Timeline Topic idea and project format

End of February March Find primary sources Find secondary sources Work on Annotated Bibliography as you go MLA style Process Paper must be included

(except if you are doing historical paper category) Visit NHD sites on the web Look for award-winning example projects Henry County Schools site

Impact Academy site Ms. Theodocions site National History Day page Past Winners

Open the links on this page to view exemplary papers, exhibits, websites, performances, and documentaries. Exhibit Exhibit

Documentary Top Secret Tactics for D-Day Upton ers

Sinclair and Chicago Meatpack Performance Golden Age of Radio Civilian Conservation Corps

Website Camp David Accords Samuel Morse The Election of 1860 Americans with Disabilities Act

Too Broad Not a Good Topic The Life of Congressman John Lewis Narrow Topic

Hosea Williams, John Lewis and Amelia Boynton, on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated v. Honorable George C. Wallace, as Governor of the State of Alabama, et al. 1965 Case No. 2181-N A class action suit brought by Hosea Williams, John Lewis, and Amelia Boynton against Governor George C. Wallace and the State of Alabama

concerning the protection of marchers as they walked from Selma to Montgomery on behalf of Negro voter registration in Alabama. The march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 was a pivotal event in the history of the Civil Rights Movement

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