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Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History

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Transcript of Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History

Introducing the 2015-2016
National History Day Theme
Exploration, Encounter, Exchange
in History
Topic must focus on exploration, encounter,
or
exchange but do not need to connect to
ALL
three.






The Basics
A coming together of two or more things, ideas, or people. Something happens because of an encounter.


To give or receive. An exchange could include physical items such as people, money, or objects or things like ideas and culture.



"In History"

Ex. Columbus and Native Americans
Topics must have taken place at least 20 years ago
New Horizon exploring Pluto, 2015
US Lands First Man on the Moon in 1969
Soviet and US Exploration of Mars in the 1970s

Science Fiction and the Exploration of the Future
The Geneva Conventions and Prisoner Exchange
Fort Snelling
Mass hangings in
Mankato
Things to Avoid
What was their point of view on the situation?
Galileo and his persecutors
Ask the following questions about your major players, organizations, and/or ideas:
What compelled them to do what they did?
The Manhattan Project
Why did they make certain decisions?
The Cuban Missile Crisis
Want topic ideas?

Want to see sample projects?

Check out our website at

www.mnhs.org/historyday/topic-ideas


"In History"

Need Help Orienting Yourself?
Encounter
What might one encounter?
Expected encounter or chance encounter?
Exchange
What is the outcome?
What was exchanged?
Not always positive or mutually beneficial
People
Oppression
Challenge
Environment
Military
Authority
Making a
Meaningful
Theme Connection
Weak Theme Connection
Strong Theme Connection
"The Titanic
explored
the ocean,
encountered
an iceberg, and
exchanged
distress calls."
After the Titanic sank, safety officials began
exploring
new regulations to prevent a similar event from happening.
EEE and Project Organization
No formula
Not always the end result or the "so what?"
Organize based on thesis

No 3 panel EEE
Dr. William Mayo
Topic Selection
Where to Look
Local
Look Beyond Columbus
Events
Outside the Box
Tips
Opposing Viewpoints
Historical Context
Impact/So What?
Avoid "What if history"
Writing a biography on an explorer
Exploration
When someone goes out seeking something, and usually not by accident.


Who explores?
What can be explored?
What is the goal?
Doctors
Scientists
Politicians
Land
Ideas
New techniques
Human Nature
Limits
Efficiency
Improvements
Vaccines
Civil Rights activists exploring tactics
Darwin exploring Galapagos
Exploring limits of starvation
Exploration Examples
Encounter Examples
Encountering Polio

Nellie Bly encounters asylum conditions
Encountering Segregation
Exchange Examples
Christianity in the New World
Fur Trade in MN
Exchange during protests
Environment
Religion
Galileo- Exploring the Universe, Encountering Resistance
Exploring Disease: Jonas Salk and the Polio Vaccine
Asking the right questions to get to a topic:
Who was involved?
What was their goal?
What are the two sides?
Exploring New Technologies:
Andrew Carnegie’s Steel Empire
Technology
Brigham Young, Mormonism, and Westward Expansion


Science
Medicine
Encountering wilderness: Save the Redwood League
Events
"If we didn't land on the moon while exploring space, the Soviets would have "won" the Cold War."
Impact/so what?
Artists
Musicians
Topic must be "in history"
Look for connections to other E's
Think about connections
Exploration leads to encounters
Encounters lead to exchange
Don't have to be in this order
Culture
Goods
Food
Ideas
Disease
Gunfire
What is the impact of the exchange?
What changed because of the encounter?
What do we know because of an exploration?
Personal connection!
Current Events
Overusing theme words
Choosing a side
Not coming to a conclusion
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