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Getting Started with National History Day: Topic Selection and Thesis Statement

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Location: Smithsonian Institution
The workshop is free but registration is required; space is limited

***Note: Students are required to attend with one parent/guardian.***

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Each year for National History Day, students are required to select a topic that connects to the designated overall theme. One of the most important steps in creating a successful history day project, or any research project, is selecting an engaging topic and crafting a clear thesis statement. While the annual themes are broad, students should think carefully about honing their project topic to one that is interesting and able to be researched.

Participating in National History Day becomes a family affair. It is important that parents are aware and able to support the steps that students need to take to complete a history research project. This workshop will give students and their parent/guardian an opportunity to learn together.

During the workshop, NMAAHC educators will guide students and parents through activities which will help in the selection of a strong NHD topic. Participants will also gain experience in analyzing primary sources and will begin to practice writing thesis statements.

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