Historical Methods Practicum

Honors Section Available: No

Brief Course Description:

Historical Methods Practicum is a course devoted to project development of a long term historical research that fits the guidelines of the National History Day program. Projects are entered into county, state, and national levels of competition.

Course Goals and/or Major Student Outcomes:

Students learn to use research materials in historical research, including library skills, primary source analogies, interview techniques and quality internet analogies. Reading comprehension, writing, critical thinking, speaking, time management, project development, and team work are expected outcomes.

Course Objectives:

Students prepare a year-long in-depth historical research project including an extensive annotated bibliography and final presentation of findings in one of several formats, such as documentary, website, exhibit, historical essay, or performance.

Key Assignments:

Key Assignment include choosing a topic that fits an annual theme, library research, research of a variety of types of sources, notetaking, outlining, writing of drafts, project building, and interviewing.

Prerequisites:

None.

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