Revolution, Reaction, and Reform in History
During the 2011-2012 school year, National History Day invites students to research topics related to the theme Revolution, Reaction, and Reform in History. As is the case each year, topics, students need to ask questions about time, place, and context; cause and effect; change
For National History Day projects, students must also tie their topics to the theme. For 2011-2012 NHD projects, this means that students need to define the sense in which their topics relate to Revolution, Reaction, and Reform in History.
The most effective choice is to choose a topic in history during a specific event. Make sure there is enough information to help strengthen your project.
The theme is a broad one, so topics should be carefully selected and developed in ways that best use studentsí talents and abilities. Whether a topic is a well-known event in world history or focuses on a little-known individual from a small community, students should be careful to place their topics into historical perspective, examine the significance of their topics in history, and show development over time. Studies should include an investigation into available primary and secondary sources, analysis of the evidence, and a clear explanation of the relationship of the topic to the theme, "Revolution, Reaction, and Reform in History" Then, students may develop papers, performances, documentaries, websites, and exhibits for entry into National History Day competitions.
Students have many choices in how they will present their project. These different areas include:
~Individual Web Site