Making History Series

The Making History Series is a comprehensive series of workbooks that provides teachers step-by-step guidance on how to conduct historical research and gives students direction on how to create NHD projects. Order now and receive A Guide to Historical Research as well as the latest revised editions of How to Create a Historical Performance, How to Write a Historical Paper, How to Develop a Historical Website, How to Create a Historical Exhibit, and How to Create a Historical Documentary. These newly updated category specific books include the most recent advice for crafting the best possible project.

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A Guide to Historical Research
This book will take you through the NHD research process from a student and teacher point of view. It is full of tips and examples to guide students and teachers through the research process, the root of ANY NHD category.
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Documentary
Newly revised edition! After walking you through the process of choosing a topic, developing an argument, and creating a schedule, this book shows you how to research audio and visual sources, develop a production plan, create a storyboard, write the script, integrate the visuals, and create the credits.
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Exhibit
Newly revised edition! After walking you through the process of choosing a topic, developing an argument, and creating a schedule, this book shows you how to organize your research, design, plan, and build your exhibit, and engage visitors. Photographs of real-life NHD exhibits are included throughout for inspiration and ideas.
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Paper
Newly revised edition! After walking you through the process of choosing a topic, developing an argument, and creating a schedule, this book shows you how to organize research notes, cite sources, and quote and paraphrase effectively. The book uses real-life examples to show how to write a good introduction, provide historical context, use evidence to support a thesis, and write an effective conclusion.
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Performance
Newly revised edition! After walking you through the process of choosing a topic, developing an argument, and creating a schedule, this book explains how to create a character, outline and write a script, use costumes and props effectively, block a performance, and rehearse your historical performance.
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Website
Newly revised edition! After walking you through the process of choosing a topic, developing an argument, and creating a schedule, this book explains key elements of quality web design, including developing a homepage, building multimedia or interactive content, selecting quality images, and organizing, designing, and editing a quality historical website.
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