Follow these 8 Steps to Researching
Record your factual information. Gather research on your topic through primary and secondary sources. Use the History Frame to organize major events and key players to your story.
1. Copy into your Google Drive the NHD Slideshow Template. This template can be used by ALL students to build and design their NHD Exhibit, Website, or Documentary.
- Import images, video, and create text. Arrange your information in ways that best suites your project.
2. Copy into your Google Drive the NHD Process Paper & Annotated Bibliography Template You will use this template to create your NHD Process Paper and Annotated Bibliography.
3. Copy into your Google Drive the Primary & Secondary Sources Fact Sheet. You will use this document to keep track of all the information you find regarding your topic. When developing your slideshow, Process Paper, and producing your final NHD Project, you will need to refer to the notes you took along the way.
- Keep a record of how and why you chose your topic and category
- What resources did you use & how did you decide what resources to use?
- 14 FREE Resources for Primary Source Documents
- National History Day at U. of Maryland Libraries for Primary Sources
Document your journey for your Process Paper & your Annotated Bibliography
- What aspects of the research brought challenges?
- What changes did you make along the way?
Annotated Bibliography: An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.
Popular Researching Resources
- MSD Washington Township Schools iLibrary
- NHD Student Resources > Helpful Research Links
- Resources for 2018 NHD: Conflict and Compromise in History
- The US Library of Congress
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