What makes for a good history project? How do I turn a historical topic into a historical question? How do I find good archival evidence? These are all really great questions that are addressed in our monthly digitized "Tips of the Trade," which help history day teachers and students think about think about, research, and package history projects for the WTHD district contest in February. Each year we think about those questions as they relate to the theme. Here's how we can think about "Triumph and Tragedy" as it relates to historical projects. Downloadable PDF copies of our monthly (August-December) tips can be found below!
August: How to Turn a History Day Topic into a Historical Question
September: Finding Answers
October: Making Sense of the Evidence; or How to Analyze
November: Drawing Conclusions
December: Packaging Our Projects