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Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History
Transcript of Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History
National History Day Theme
Exploration, Encounter, Exchange
Topic must focus on exploration, encounter,
exchange but do not need to connect to
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.
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
Mass hangings in
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
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What might one encounter?
Expected encounter or chance encounter?
What is the outcome?
What was exchanged?
Not always positive or mutually beneficial
Weak Theme Connection
Strong Theme Connection
an iceberg, and
After the Titanic sank, safety officials began
new regulations to prevent a similar event from happening.
EEE and Project Organization
Not always the end result or the "so what?"
Organize based on thesis
No 3 panel EEE
Dr. William Mayo
Where to Look
Look Beyond Columbus
Outside the Box
Avoid "What if history"
Writing a biography on an explorer
When someone goes out seeking something, and usually not by accident.
What can be explored?
What is the goal?
Civil Rights activists exploring tactics
Darwin exploring Galapagos
Exploring limits of starvation
Nellie Bly encounters asylum conditions
Christianity in the New World
Fur Trade in MN
Exchange during protests
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
Brigham Young, Mormonism, and Westward Expansion
Encountering wilderness: Save the Redwood League
"If we didn't land on the moon while exploring space, the Soviets would have "won" the Cold War."
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
What is the impact of the exchange?
What changed because of the encounter?
What do we know because of an exploration?
Overusing theme words
Choosing a side
Not coming to a conclusion