•  Breaking Barriers    

  • NHD Project Timeline

     Step 1: Focus (August - September)

    • Read the NJD Project Rules.
    • Determine if working alone or with a group. Brainstorm possible topics. Choose category of entry.
    • Take notes on the process you go through in choosing your topic (needed for process paper).
    • Complete the topic proposal form (page 4) and submit to teacher by Friday, September 6th.

     Step 2: Investigate, Note, and Evaluate (September - October)

    • Research the historical context, historical significance, and your topic’s relationship to the theme using both primary and secondary resources.
    • Evaluate the quality of each resource. (Use the ABCDs Evaluation Form for each website used)
    • Take notes being sure not to copy entire sentences and paragraphs.
    • Begin annotated bibliography.
    • Conference with Media Specialist by October 3rd. A minimum of 4 sources (with annotations) are due.  Be prepared to also show research notes and Website evaluation forms.
    • Submit copy of in-progress annotated bibliography to teacher by Friday, October 11th.

     Step 3: Develop information into knowledge for presentation. (October - December)

    • Formulate thesis.
    • Submit thesis proposal form (pages 14 & 15) to teacher by Thursday, October 24th.
    • Complete additional research necessary to support thesis.
    • Review rules and rubric for your category of presentation
    • Write process paper and complete annotated bibliography.
    • Develop presentation. Include historical context, historical significance, and your topic’s relationship to the theme.
    • Submit Project Plan (page 16) to teacher by Thursday, November 7th.
    • Final project due Tuesday, December 17th.