SESSION 1 AND 2
JULY 6 – 7, 2021
Hosted virtually through Zoom
REGISTER FOR ALL SESSIONS HERE
July 6 – “National History Day: Building a Project”
In this 90 minute session, participants will be introduced to Tennessee History Day, a year-long curriculum enhancement program that engages learners in grades 6-12 in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical topics. Topics covered will include: an introduction to the History Day framework, the benefits of participating in History Day, potential project options, measurements of participant success, Tennessee standards and social studies practices that can be met by utilizing History Day, as well as resources that are available to educators.
July 7 – “Reading the Rubrics: Increasing Student Growth by Self-Assessment”
In this 90 minute session, participants will spend time analyzing the National History Day rubrics that were introduced in the 2020-2021 contest season. Comments from participating educators and students will be discussed. Ideas for rubric use will be shared, including ways educators can use them for student self-assessment, tracking growth through the contest cycle, creating a historical vocabulary, and practicing giving and receiving feedback. Then, participants will have an opportunity to see these rubrics in action by applying one to a Tennessee History Day project. Discussion to follow.