Lime Kiln students finish strong at the county level. One group advanced to the state and then on to the National level at UMCP.
This CEU is a mandatory assignment for any 8th GT social studies student. The eighth grade GT social studies teachers, Mr. McMullin, Mr. Lippert, and myself will help guide you through this journey. The first step is to decide on a topic that interests you. Any topic must relate to the annual NHD theme. This year's theme is Conflict and Compromise in History. Please familiarize your self with the National History Day website @ www.nhd.org. Use the History Day packet that I handed out during the National History Presentation that I gave to your social studies class. It will be invaluable to you. After you have decided on a topic you will need to develop your thesis. Next, you must decide how you want to present your work. But what are the categories? And how are they different? Each category has specific rules and regulations that you must adhere to, so again, you must familiarize yourself with the specifications. Here are the five possible categories.
Regardless of the type of category you choose, each individual or group must submit a process paper. A process paper is a description of how you conducted your research, developed your topic idea, and created your entry. The process paper must also explain the relationship of your topic to the contest theme. The process paper has a 500 word limit.
Finally, each category requires an annotated bibliography explaining the primary and secondary sources that you used in creating your project.