5 steps to become an historian - due 10/1 - watch video and record 4 observations on paper

Due Date/Points possible/ points earned
What is due?
Working supplies: composition book or spiral note, notebook divider labeled “History Fair” (bring to class daily)

All Logbook pages numbered, Title written on first page, Table of Contents on the next 3 pages, created according to instructions on “Log Book Instructions” Handout
* assignments should be written in this logbook
3 preliminary topics w/reasoning and plan
List your top 3 choices with at least 30 words explaining a personal connection to topic and how you plan to create a meaningful project using that topic (*place this on the first page of your logbook and be sure there is an entry on your table of contents)
Narrowed topic and thesis statement*
see Mrs. Simonds’s website for thesis creation help, along with handout on thesis statements
Main ideas from “Building Historical Context and Conducting Research” written as notes *
Students will take a quiz on this information
See http://www.nhd.org/ConductingResearch.htm
2 Secondary Sources due with Annotated Bibliography***
  • Use 1 page of your logbook for each source and be sure to always record in the Table of Contents as: Annotated Bibliography: Title of Source
  • Leave 15 pages for sources
See http://www.nhd.org/ConductingResearch.htm (Annotated Bibliography section for instructions – Be sure to use MLA format See Mrs. Simonds’s website for connections to MLA Format)
2 Primary Sources due with Annotated Bibliography *

Preliminary Outline due
See your grammar book for how to write an outline – use Roman numerals, letters, and numbers – may use sentence outline or phrase outline
5 note pages filled using topics from the outline*
At top of page, list the topic from your outline, the author’s last name and the page #s from the source you are citing
Type of entry due: exhibit, research paper, documentary, website, performance
Select the type of entry you will submit for your project (see history fair website for ideas and requirements) – write the type of entry in your logbook, including a list of supplies you will need and 100-150 words explaining why you chose this type of entry and your plan for completing the project – give details (dates, if you can).
2 additional secondary sources due w/ Annotated Bibliography*

3 additional primary sources due w/ Annotated Bibliography*

If doing a website, register through history fair website

Bring in USB drive with links to 10 visuals you will include – each one must be sited in your logbook
you will need many more than this for your final project – save them as you go and be sure to list all citation info in your logbook
10 more note pages filled using topics from outline*

10 more note pages filled using topics from outline*

Typed annotated bibliography – Rough draft
Minimum: 4 secondary and at least 5 primary (although many more than this should be included for an exemplary project)
Typed process paper – rough draft
parts 1,2,4 ( do not include “how I completed my exhibit/performance/documentary/ website)
Preliminary check of exhibit, website, documentary, performance, paper
For exhibit: should have backgrounds, title, subtitle, and at least 5 items on the board – email a pic or bring pic on phone or camera – DO NOT BRING THE EXHIBIT

For website: home page and all pages should be started (at least 3 pages complete)

For documentary: draft of movie file turned in

For performance: arrange a date to perform

For research: Full rough draft due
Final projects due
Final process papers turned in – must contain corrections as well as final annotated bibliography. Place in a nice folder for neat presentation of material
All history fair papers including logbook turned in
all drafts, outlines, handouts, topic proposal

About History Day

Welcome to History Day California

History Day Theme - 2013 - Turning Points in History

The Theme Explained

Theme Book - All about Turning Points

Sample Topics 2013- Turning Points

Local history topics

Historical Society Biographies
Southern California History Sites
Chinese Historical Society
Highway history
The importance of water in SoCalHistory
Historical Timeline of Los Angeles
History Of Orange County
Santa Ana History
OC History

Steps to Take

History Day Step by Step

Tips for parents

5 steps to becoming an historian

Choosing and creating a type of entry

Creating an entry

More on Creating an Entry

EXCELLENT Sample Entries

Sample projects from past years

Creating a website

Creating a website - follow the links and all instructions carefully - READ EVERY INSTRUCTION CAREFULLY

Website Entries - Bethel 2012

Rules and Judging Criteria

Some basic rules

Judging Criteria

Doing the Research

History Day - Research Central
Building Historical Context and Conducting Research

Video from UCI on primary sources (3 minutes)

Primary vs Secondary Sources

Getting help with primary sources from the Library of Congress

Getting Started with outlining

Thesis Statement Development

Thesis Statement #1

Thesis Paragraph - Scroll down to "III - Constructing a Thesis and IV Presenting the Thesis"

Thesis Statement #2

Thesis Statement #3

Thesis statement - Chicago History Fair

Do's and Don'ts of History Fair thesis statements

Writing an annotated bibliography

Citing various sources in MLA style
MLA handbook for citations
Citing primary sources in MLA

Complete instructions and examples for references

**Handouts given to students in email or in class or to parents