Project: National History Day Project

Teacher: Angela Pugh
School: Airline High School
Location: Bossier City, Louisiana USA
Start Date: 10/04/2010
End Date: 12/17/2010
Project Plan
Unique Requests of
Participating Mentors:

Mentors for this project should be people with an avid interest in history and with some sense of historical perspective. Since much research has already been completed, mentors will aid student in clarifying the direction he should take with his project. If the mentor has prior experience with creating one of the presentation options, please aid the student in creating the best possible final product. If the mentor does not have the skills necessary, he should be able to guide the student to resources that would help.


Description: The student will research an issue in history and work to create a project for entry into the National History Day local competition. The theme for this year's contest is: Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, and Consequences.


Research skills: Using both primary and secondary sources; identifying bias in sources; using research for historical perspective Writing skills: The contest requires a process paper from each entrant. Analysis of trends and thought in history Synthesis of material into either a documentary, a paper, an exhibit, a performance, or a web site.



Grade Level:


Content Area:

History, Technology, Writing, Research, Critical Reading

Student Outcomes:

A completed product for entry into the National History Day Competition Process Paper to include with entry.

Evaluation of
Student Outcomes:

The student will be evaluated bi-weekly on his progress with the project. He will also complete self-evaluation forms which will be distributed prior to beginning the project.

Teacher Role:

The teacher will provide encouragement from the classroom as well as aid in navigating some of the web sites. The teacher will upload copies of the scoring rubrics that will be used at all levels of the competition. The teacher will also use her personal skills to help students with fnal presentation product.

Mentor Role:

To aid students with research for project. To read and evaluate papers for content, adherence to the topic, grammar, and punctuation. To encourage student if he lags behind. To offer expertise in any area necessary and to find those who have the expertise needed if the mentor does not.