National History Day News & Updates
Applications are being accepted now!

The Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Albert H. Small Student & Teacher Institute provides students with a life-changing look at the sacrifice Americans made in Normandy, France. Students and teachers must apply as one team. 

Materials and most travel fees are covered for all accepted teams! 

Application deadline - November 28, 2016.
Learn More.
Download An Application.
The NHD 2017 theme!
Taking a Stand in History

The 2016-2017 NHD theme is Taking a Stand in History. The new theme book is online and full of ideas for the coming contest year. Did you miss our webinar? We have posted it on the NHD channels on YouTube and SchoolTube.
Taking A Stand In History
Looking for topic ideas? Check out these videos to help!
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Watch the Theme Webinar (YouTube).
Watch the Theme Webinar (SchoolTube).
Are you a New National History Day Teacher?

​Are you a new NHD Teacher? Are you feeling overwhelmed and looking for some tips and strategies? Go to NHD's Teacher Resources pages and click the yellow "Help! I'm a New NHD Teacher" button for four short videos to get you started.
NHD Teacher Resources
Sign up for the NHD Newsletter.
NoodleTools and NHD

​Looking to help your students organize their research and develop their annotated bibliographies? NHD teachers can sign their students up for free access to NoodleTools for their NHD 2017 projects. Want to learn more about NoodleTools? Click here to sign up for one of the webinars. Missed a webinar? Not a problem - they are archived here.
Know a great teacher?

​The Organization of American Historians is looking for nominations for the Tachau Teacher of the Year Award, an award for outstanding history and social studies teachers. 
Click here to learn more and nominate a great teacher.
Each Tuesday, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will be unveiling a collection of resources drawn from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and the EDSITEment program. Each week will feature a collection of resources on a different topic for Taking a Stand in History.

This resource (which includes including artifacts, portraits, videos, and websites) is not comprehensive collection; instead, it provides a launching point further research. Topics include the Revolutionary War (9/27), the Women’s Rights Movement (10/5), the Abolitionists (10/12), and the Civil Rights Era (10/17).
This collection was created in collaboration with EDSITEment, a website for K-12 educators from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Click Here to Learn More!
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