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2012 NHD Teacher Workshop Presentation
Transcript of 2012 NHD Teacher Workshop Presentation
People, Ideas, Events THEME: NHD: Theme, Topics, and Thesis What topic is of interest to your student? Find a topic that will
connect to the theme ANY topic can have all of these facets; If you know your student's general area of interest, you can better help them brainstorm AND help connect their interest to this year's theme. Start broad:
social, military, economic, political? Must have direct consequences
context through cause and effect
but must be specific and focused (can't be too broad or vague) BRAINSTORM! Think of as many topics as possible AND their consequences to decide if they might be a good match to the theme Broad Topic:
Henry Ford and the Automobile Student's General Area of Interest:
Economic Student's General Area
Political Student's General Area
Military Student's General Area
Social From Topic to a Thesis Strong thesis statement
takes a stand
relation to theme--HOW is this a turning point? spell out the consequences Henry Ford's mass production of the automobile revolutionized the American social scene by allowing dating couples physical mobility. Courtship had traditionally taken place under the watchful eyes of parents close to home, but common access to the automobile meant dating changed drastically from the early to mid twentieth century. Sources Bailey, Beth. _From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth-Century America_. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1988.
Ramsey, E.M. "Selling social status: Automobile advertisements in the Ladies’ Home Journal from 1910 to 1920." _Women and Language_, Spring 2005: 26-38. http://search.proquest.com/docview/198815809/fulltextPDF?accountid=11945
Various Advertisements in _Ladies Home Journal_ like these from 1920. The Topic: