All Juniors are required to participate in National History Day in their US History Classes as a graduation requirement!U.S. History Research paper Due datesLeadership and Legacy 2015Friday, September 26 Topic selection, keywords & paragraph worksheet due.
THEME: Leadership and Legacy in History
Friday, October 10 Thesis statement and rough outline worksheet due
Friday, November 14 Typed MLA Research Paper and WORKS CITED PAGE rough draft due
Friday, December 5, Final typed copy of research paper due and ...WORKS CITED PAGE (MLA) due
This is a US History Assessment that is required of all students in
Due dates for the National History Day projects will be given out later in the second quarter….
National History Day at RHS is Thursday, February 5, 2015!!!
___________________________________________________________________________Research Paper/National History Day basic information
for parents, students and teachers
Each student will select a topic suitable for a research paper. The theme for National History Day 2015 is “Leadership and Legacy in History”. The 2nd quarter research paper will become the basis for a National History Day entry in the 3rd quarter. At this point, every student’s attention should be focused on his or her own research paper. Writing a research paper is the 2nd quarter assessment for all RHS US History students.
Research paper requirements ( 1st and 2nd Quarter: 2014) Due Dates:
Topic Selection Worksheet: Friday, September 26, 2014
Thesis Statement and Rough Outline: Friday, October 10, 2014
Typed rough draft & Works Cited page: Friday, November 14, 2014
Typed final copy & Works Cited page: Friday, December 5, 2014
After students select a topic, they will begin research by taking notes. When students have enough background information, they will write thesis statements. These thesis statements will focus their research on specific points. Students will be expected to write an introduction for the paper and topic sentences for each paragraph. They will use transition words to move from idea to idea in their papers and to show cause and effect. Two direct quotes from their sources must be included. Students also will write a conclusion to sum up their research.
Documentation and Works Cited : Students MUST use parenthetical documentation any time anyone else’s words OR ideas are used. Failure to document is plagiarism, and the student will receive a 0 for a grade on the paper. Students must use and cite at least 5 sources in a Works Cited page. Two must be print sources, such as books or magazines. The other sources can be interviews, legitimate Internet sources, or additional print sources. MLA format is to be used, and the papers will be graded using the Rogers school-wide research paper rubric. The rough draft and final copy must be typed. Typing is part of the homework. Students who have a computer at home are expected to type the paper on their own time at home. Students without access to a computer at home should stay after school to use the available school computers.
National History Day competition: Thursday, February 5, 2015 (3rd quarter)
Students will receive more information on History Day as the quarter progresses. Check this web site for details: http://www.nationalhistoryday.org
The winners of the Rogers History Day Fair will advance to the State Fair, and hopefully to the National History Day Fair in Washington DC.
Students may enter these categories:
Individual dramatic performance
Group dramatic performance (2—3 people)
Individual historical exhibit
Group historical exhibit (2—3 people)
Individual documentary (media)
Group documentary (media) (2—3 people)
Group Website (2-3 people)
During the third quarter, students will be expected to find additional primary and secondary sources. Students will also write an annotated bibliography and a process paper.