Get a Jump Start on your fall planning for New York State History Day. If you are new to History Day or a seasoned veteran we have something to help you inspire your students and plan for the 2023 theme--Frontiers in History.
There are both in-person and virtual training sessions available. In-person events are held on the SUNY- Oneonta campus unless stated otherwise. All events are free of charge and free accommodations are available for in-person events.
Introduction to History Day This online session featuring our History Day Coordinator, Lindsey Marshall, provides an overview of New York State History Day, the 2023 theme, and will provide answers to your History Day questions through a Q&A session. Perfect for both first-time and seasoned History Day teachers. Held via Zoom - email for details. Online after August 1
Making a Documentary with Ric Burns Join famous documentary filmmaker Ric Burns for lunch and a workshop on how to make a documentary. Burns will show clips of some of his documentaries and offer ideas and suggestions to help students develop compelling visual storytelling. Burns will also answer questions in an “Ask Me Anything” session. In-person - Sunday, July 24 @ 12 PM to 4:30 PM Online after August 1
Themes and Thesis One of the hardest things for students to do is to write a thesis statement. During this online workshop two seasoned historians (Dr. Susan Goodier and Dr. Howard Ashford of SUNY Oneonta) will take you through the process of helping students develop a thesis statement using the evidence they uncover. Presenters will also discuss how to use that evidence to support the thesis. This session includes a slide deck for teachers to share with their students. In-person - Monday, July 25 @ 12 PM to 4:30 Online after August 1
Light Up the Night: A NEW Frontier Join New York History Day and Hyde Hall staff for an afternoon at historic Hyde Hall at the north end of Lake Otsego. Enjoy lunch with a view of the lake and then a program about the way that artificial light changed life in the United States. It’s an unusual historical frontier, but an important one. Location: Hyde Hall in Cooperstown, NY In person Tuesday, July 26 Noon to 4:30 Not offered online - RSVP via email
Toward a More Inclusive History This workshop will address how to make the stories that we tell more inclusive. Join historians for a conversation about using primary sources to make the history of women, African Americans, Latinex communities, and Native communities among others a part of the history of New York and more broadly, the United States. Online, date and time to be announced. Email Susan Goodier for details.
Consider the Source: Teaching with Historical Records Presented by The Archives Partnership Trust, this online workshop connects educators to the primary source materials found in repositories throughout the state. Online, date and time to be announced. Email Susan Goodier for details.
For all in-person events, contact Dr. Susan Goodier at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details, accommodations, and answers to your questions.
For virtual events, contact Lindsey Marshall at email@example.com for links and details. All online events will be available on the NYSHD youtube channel after August 1, 2022.