Here is a link to download the NHD Contest Rule book for this year. Students were given the rule book on the first day of school but it never hurts to be able to access a digital copy as well. HMS students will be competing in the Junior category.
Types of projects:
Documentary: Students should create a documentary to showcase their understanding of their topic. Students wanting to do a documentary should have access to equipment and be familiar with video editing.
Exhibit: Students create a tri-fold presentation board. Students will need to be able to set it up themselves in the judging area. Parents may help students carry materials in but set up must be completed by the students.
Paper: Students will write a paper about their topic. Creative writing styles are allowed in this category. This is also the only category that does not require a process paper to be written.
Performance: Students will write and star in their own productions. This does not require elaborate sets and costumes but it does require time for students to practice together because performances are done live for judges. Students may not tape a performance and send it in.
Website: Students may also choose to create a website for their project. There is a specific process to begin the website. It must be created through Weebly on the NHD's website.
The NHD categories website (https://www.nhd.org/categories
) has links to the files on the right side of this page as well as additional information and examples of past winners.
Our HMS librarian, Mrs. Lamb, has posted the online database resources that are available to our students. They may be accessed by going to the HMS website under the Library tab or following the links below. These are listed under "Databases" and "Databases 2." Students may ask Mrs. Lamb or me for the passwords to the resources.
For the annotated bibliography students will need to sort their sources by primary and secondary sources. Each group should then be put in alphabetical order by the citation, not the name of the resource.