Doors to Diplomacy Instructions

Doors to Diplomacy assignment and Instructions


 

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Project Overview:

Three Phases
The Doors to Diplomacy competition requires participants to complete several tasks within three phases to be eligible for judging.

Phase 1:  Research and Publish
Develop and publish a web project, based on original research about your chosen topic.

  • Form a team consisting of 2-4 students and 1-2 adult coaches.
  • Select one of the eight Doors to Diplomacy categories and conduct an original research project involving your selected topic, explaining how your project raises awareness about diplomacy.
  • Publish your research findings as an educational Web project that teaches others about diplomacy.
  • Important: Include a bibliography in which you cite your sources and document where your information came from. When conducting original research and publishing a report or project, it is always necessary to identify the source of your information.  See examples of how to cite sources and create a bibliography.

Phase 2:  Reflect and Record
Describe the research process and learning outcomes by completing your Project Narrative and linking to your bibliography. You may access and complete the project narrative form in your personal Checklist.

Observe and record the following elements of your project and include that information in the required Project Narrative. You may want to assign a team member to act as the project historian to observe and describe these processes.

  • Important: Tell us how your project raises awareness about the importance of diplomacy.
  • Explain how you formed your team and what each team member contributed to the project.
  • Describe how the activities and research conducted by your team members supported required coursework, curriculum requirements, and content standards.
  • Describe how your project reflects a balance of students interacting with their communities and the use of information technology tools.
  • Describe how your students functioned as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for their project both on-line and in person.
  • Describe the impact that that Doors to Diplomacy had -- or will have on your local community.
  • Describe how the project engaged local university, community, business and industry experts as volunteers, contributing their time and technical expertise.
  • Important: When conducting original research and publishing a report or project, it is always necessary to identify the source of your information.  See examples of how to cite sources and create a bibliography.

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Phase 3:  Evaluate and Discuss
Participate in a Peer Review Evaluation process to select and rank other Doors to Diplomacy web projects.

  • Provide insightful feedback about other Doors to Diplomacy projects.
  • Read and discuss the feedback and comments that your own project receives.
  • Become ambassadors and spokespersons for your project by making presentations.

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