Transcript History Day Guidelines - Amerika Samoa Humanities Council
Thank you for supporting National History Day through the American Samoa History Day. We appreciate your involvement and participation as a History Day School every year. (And the students appreciate your efforts too!)
Before we get into our objectives here are some logistical details that you’ll want to know today: Process Papers & Entry Forms due February 21, 2014 Website entries locked on March 24th Elementary Island-Wide Competition - April 10, 2014 Secondary Island-Wide Competition – April 11, 2014 Award Ceremony – April 12, 2014 Venue for Island-Wide – TBA May submit 1 or 2 entries per category for the Island Wide Competition.
This year’s theme is “Rights And Responsibilities in History”. Your best sources of information – www.nhd.org
, www.facebook.com/ashcouncil , [email protected]
Theme sheet Sample topics / See Local Sample topics handouts Competition rules Curriculum Book (download from NHD Website) How NHD correlates to the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies.
GENERAL IDEAS FOR LOCAL TOPICS
(suggestions only) 1. O LE ALA LE PULE O LE TAUTUA: FAMILY RIGHTS IN ELECTING MATAI.
2. WWII: MALIGI SAMOA 3. MATAI SYSTEM VS. CHRISTIANITY 4. SAMOAN LANGUAGE IN WRITTEN FORM ENGLISH 6. MAU MOVEMENT IN AMERICAN SAMOA 7. GOVERNOR TILLEY'S ORIGINAL LEGISLATION 8. COMMUNAL LAND VS. RIGHT TO OWN FREEHOLD LAND 9. DEED OF CESSION- TUTUILA 1900 AND MANU'A 1904 10. ELECTION OF LOCAL GOVERNOR/RIGHT TO DECIDE 11. ONE PARENT LEGISLATION 12. DELEGATE-AT-LARGE/ CONGRESSMAN 13. CCCAS MOVE TOWARD INDEPENDENCE FROM CCCS 14. POLITICAL STATUS: UNINCORPORATED AND UNORGANIZED 15. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LOCAL LEGISLATURE 16. BEING A U.S. TERRITORY ENTAILS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES 17.
AMERICANIZATION OF AM. SAMOA: WHO’S PROTECTING WHOM?
18. WOMENS' ISSUES 19. NURSES SCHOOL 20. WOMEN IN EDUCATION 21. VILLAGE COUNCIL VS. LOCAL GOVERNMENT 22. AMERICAN SAMOA CONSTITUTION
Understand the Rules and Theme All rules apply except group requirement (max of 3 students) is permitted for our local competition Choose a Topic Research Presentation
Entry must relate clearly to the theme, Note that the maximum number of students in a group is 3 Not 5 as permitted by NHD Contest participation permits student to participate in one entry only, Individual or Group Entries Development Requirements – original, researched and developed in current school year, revising an entry used before by you or another student is a disqualification,
General Rules (con’t)
Construction of Entry – student is responsible for the research, design, and creation of own entry, Contest Day Set Up – student is responsible for setting up equipment, take down of props, Supplying equipment – student responsible for providing equipment, check with coordinator, Be prepared to answer judges’ questions, let it guide you through the interview
General Rules (con’t)
Costumes that are related to the focus of project are not permitted , except in the performance category, Weapons, firearms, animals, and items potentially dangerous in any way are prohibited, Entry must have a title that is clearly visible on all written materials.
A title page A process paper Annotated Bibliography TITLE PAGE: -First page of written materials -include only title of entry -Student name(s) -contest division and category
Written Materials con’t
PROCESS PAPER: -required for all categories except the Historical Paper -description of entry in 500 words or less -how you chose your topic -how research was conducted -how presentation category was selected and how you created your project, -how the project related to the theme
Written Materials Con’t
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY: -required for all categories -list only sources that contributed to the development of entry -must explain how you used the source and how it helped you understand the topic -annotations of websites should describe who sponsors the site -separate primary and secondary sources -use the APA or Turabian Manual for style for citations -failure to acknowledge/credit sources in bibliography is plagiarism
the ASHC Office , Competition by submitting paper entry forms to Meet specific deadlines, and follow procedures established by the contest coordinator. Schools may enter two entries per contest category Individual students and groups must be present for an entry to be judged.
RESEARCH PAPER traditional way of presenting historical reseach
-conform with all general rules and category rules, Must be grammatically correct and well written, 1500 – 2500 word limit Citations –footnotes, endnotes, or internal documentation are required Must be typed, computer printed, or legibly handwritten in ink on plain, white 8.5 x 11-inch paper with 1-inch margins on all sides, Number pages, and double spaced with writing on one side, Submit four copies by deadline
Exhibit Category Rules
a visual representation of research and interpretation of topic’s significance in Size – no larger than 40 inches wide, 30 inches deep, and 6 feet high. Would include any stand that you create. Circular exhibits must be no more than 30 inches in diameter.
Media devices – any media device must not run for 3 minutes and are subject to the 500 word limit. A 500 word limit applies to all text created by the student
Performance Category Rules-
a dramatic portrayal of your topic’s significance in Time Requirement not to exceed 10 minutes in length. 5 minutes to set up and 5 minutes to take down props. Performance Introduction – only the title and the names of the performers prior to the start of performance. Use of media devices are permitted but must be student run at all times.
Script for the performance are not part of the written material submitted to the judges. Costumes must be of your own design, choice of fabrics, etc. may rent a costume.
Documentary Category Rules -
should reflect ability to use audiovisual Time Requirement – 10 minutes to present, 5 minutes to set up and 5 minutes to take down. Announce only the title of project and names of presenters. Student is required to run all equipment.
Entry must be original production.
Provide acknowledgements and credits for all sources at the end of documentary. This list of credit counts toward the 10 minutes.
If using computer student must be able to run the program within the 10 minute time limit.
We Site Category Rules -
most interactive of the categories Collection of web pages interconnected by hyperlinks, Presents secondary and primary sources, Incorporated textual and non-textual descriptions, interpretations, and sources to engage and inform the viewers, READ THE CATEGORY RULES IN RULE BOOK – obtain from www.nhd.org
Thank you again from everyone at the Amerika Samoa Humanities Council, American Samoa Department of Education, and the National History Day Program in Maryland! HAVE A PROSPEROUS SCHOOL YEAR….