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History Fair


This year's History Fair theme is Rights and Responsibilities in History below you will find materials provided by National History Day organization that may help you generate some topic ideas.  

This year's History Fair at the High School will be held on Thursday December 12, 2013 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

The 2014 National History Day contest will be held in June 2014 in Maryland. More information can be found at the following website:

Use this link to view a Prezi Presentation that will help you approach the theme...

Exploring Rights and Responsibilities

If you are considering creating a web site, here are some examples.  Look through them in order to get an idea of successful techniques.

Panama Canal: Advanced to Nationals in 2010

Les Paul: Honorable Mention at the State Level in 2010

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Click here for the NHD Website Survival Guide!

The Process paper:
A process paper is a description of no more than 500 words explaining how you conducted your research and created and developed your entry. You must conclude your description with an explanation of the relationship of your topic to the contest theme.

A title page is required as the first page of written material in every category. Your title page must include only the title of your entry, your name(s) and the contest division and category in which you are entered. Do not include your age, grade or school name.

The first section should explain how you chose your topic.
The second section should explain how you conducted your research.
The third section should explain how you selected your presentation category and created your project.
The fourth section should explain how your project relates to the NHD theme.

Annotated Bibliography:

An annotated bibliography is required for all categories. The annotations for each source must explain how the source was used and how it helped you understand your topic. You should also use the annotation to explain why you categorized a particular source as primary or secondary. Sources of visual materials and oral interviews, if used, must also be included.

List only those sources that you used to develop your entry. An annotation normally should be only 1-3 sentences long.

  • Source (example):
    Bates, Daisy. The Long Shadow of Little Rock. 1st ed. New York: David McKay Co. Inc., 1962.
  • Annotation (example):
    Daisy Bates was the president of the Arkansas NAACP and the one who met and listened to the students each day. This first-hand account was very important to my paper because it made me more aware of the feelings of the people involved.

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National History Day 2014 Theme

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