ERIC Number: ED307213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
National History Day in the Classroom. National History Day, Supplement Number 5.
Gorn, Cathy, Ed.
This document is designed to give teachers some ideas for classroom and school History Day activities. Available ERIC resources about National History Day are listed and a five-point plan to establish a school History Day is provided. Successful approaches to implementing History Day, from actual teachers' experiences, are detailed. A step-by-step approach to help students organize and complete their projects is presented. Eighteen handouts which help the process are included. "How to Start History Day in the Classroom" is the topic of an essay that suggests ways to motivate students and stimulate their interest in some topic. Evaluation forms and student worksheets complement this essay. Another essay describes ways to help students prepare successful History Day entries. Support and encouragement are crucial in the development of the project, at the competition, and after--regardless of the outcome. A guide for reading historical documents is presented to help students in the learning and research process. Two elementary teachers describe how they use Ada Millington's diary in the classroom. The diary depicts the life of a 12-year-old girl traveling across the country in the 1860s. Suggestions for developing historical papers for the History Day competition are outlined. Other sections describe how to create successful media and performance presentations. Four activities help students develop performances and a 15-item bibliography on drama in education is included. Finally, the "hows" and "whys" of a successful History Day project are summarized. The guide is illustrated with numerous black and white photographs. (GEA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National History Day, Inc., Cleveland, OH.