The NHD process was all started with a task of who would be choosing to do a group project or just individually and also what would be our main topic. After we made our dicisions we chose at least five different topics so that we would have a wide range of different picks. Our main topic was chosen by searching on the internet and thinking for related topics of this year’s NHD theme. Although we found many topics that could go along with the NHD theme, we felt that the idea of “Electricity” would work best. We also had a lot of help from the NHD website about how the topic we were willing to choose was a turning point in history. From our experience we were able to figure out how good the topic we were researching would be suitable for us and how much information there would on it.
Our research was first conducted in our houses where we had the
opportunity to use computers and research through websites for accurate
information. There were a variety of different types of websites we found,
anywhere from pictures to a great description of the greeks and how they
discovered electricity 2,000 years ago. Afterwards we had to team up with our
partners and discuss what kind of presentation would be suited for us and this
After we chose our topic we had to come up with a good thesis statement,
which took some to write up. Most of the research that we did was all done
individually but we both gave each other approval before anything on the
presentation was changed or fixed. We had to turn in our bibliography sources on a certain due date to make sure we stayed on track for success. At the end we had to turn in one final bibliography with all of our sources put together. This took quite a bit of time because we had to look up some things regarding the alphabetical order. We can honestly say that writing and combining our own bibliographies with each other’s for the final bibs was the hardest part of the whole project.
We chose to do a website because it is a much more flexible way of collaborating the project, fixing errors, and we did not need have to meet up constantly with one another. It also allowed us to learn and get a feeling of what it is like to create a personal website for a future project or just for fun. In addition, we both had very different time schedules that were difficult to adjust each day because we had plans and commitments already planned. Plus, we are not very artistic when it comes to a hands-on written and crafted work of art such as a typical poster board presentation. Using technology to complete our project also gave us an opportunity to increase our knowledge about building and publishing a website.
As you can tell, we have had our ups and downs, but we also feel that we
have accomplished something and learned a lot from this great experience of
researching something that we couldn’t live without if it were to suddenly
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