National History Day
Terms in this set (18)
Provides a lens to read history, an organizational structure to place information in the correct context. This years theme is "Taking a Stand".
A specific person, group, or event that exists within the context of the Theme.
An alphabetized list of sources used in research along with summaries about each source.
A statement or claim that can be proven by research.
The required elements of an NHD thesis statement (Person, Place, Period of Time, Parallel to Theme, Purpose/Point).
Your thesis statement must include the person or people most closely affiliated with your topic. The thesis must include their name(s).
Refers to a specific geographic location in which the main events of your topic took place. The thesis must include this location(s).
Period of Time
Gives a general time frame of one the main events of your topic occurred. For some topics it may be an exact date, while others might be slightly broader. The thesis must include a timeframe.
This requires some emotional investment in your topic. You must state why your topic is important. What are you claiming/arguing?
Parallel to Theme
Use the phrase "taking a stand" or "stood up for" or other synonym within your thesis to clearly connect it to this year's theme.
Made or created after the time.
A source from the time an event occurred.
Paper, Individual Exhibit, Documentary, Performance, Website. Group Exhibit, Documentary, Performance, Website.
Describes the setting and circumstances leading up to the topic or event occurs.
Going before. An occurrence or event immediately preceding another.
Heart of the Story
The main issue of a story.