National History Day News & Updates
World War II Teaching Resources
In July 2016, 18 teachers traveled to Europe to study World War II in the Mediterranean and deliver eulogies at the graves of 18 fallen heroes.

On Veterans Day their research and lesson plans were added to
View the Lesson Plans!
Every NHD Student is a Writer.
Need some help?
In January 2017, NHD is offering an online course to give teachers strategies to help students write and revise their NHD papers, exhibits, documentaries, websites, and performances.

The class will run from January 23-March 20, 2017. Graduate credit is available from the University of San Diego. Teachers will learn strategies that can be applied to their students the next day. The registration deadline is Monday, January 9.
Click here to learn more and register.
New Special Prize for the National Contest!
Vietnam History Prize

Sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (the founders of the Vietnam Memorial), a nonprofit which works to educate future generations about the impact of the Vietnam war and era, this prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in the senior division that critically examines the history and ongoing legacy of the Vietnam War era.
Learn About Special Prizes.
New Classroom Rubrics from NHD
NHD has developed a set of classroom rubrics (both qualitative and quantitative) to help teachers and coordinators give feedback to students as they develop and revise their NHD projects.

These are classroom rubrics, not judging sheets. They are designed to be a tool in classrooms and to help students who are advancing between levels of the contest. Check them out today!
Click here to access these and other teacher resources.
Three NHD Students Published in The International Journal of Naval History

Free webinar! National History Day and the National Archives Online Catalog!

  • Discover primary sources related to the National History Day 2017 theme Taking a Stand in History
  • Become a NARA Online Catalog power user. 
  • See past examples of History Day events and discover new exciting opportunities for 2018.

This online webinar will last approximately 60 minutes. A National Archives’ one-hour Certificate of Professional Development will be awarded upon completion.

Two times available on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017.
7 PM Eastern (6 PM Central) 
7 PM Pacific (9 PM Central)
Email to register.
Are your students interested in the history of government?

​Check out this new resource from the Government Information for Children Committee of the American Library Association. Check out some government-produced comics, find Social Studies resources, and search government resources to study foreign countries.
Click here to access this resource.
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 page and click the yellow "Help! I'm a New NHD Teacher" button for four short videos to get you started.
NHD Teacher Resources
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Are your students studying African-American History?

Umbra Search African American History makes over 400,000 primary source materials documenting African American history and life openly accessible for student and teachers. With materials from the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, and many other U.S. libraries and archives, primary source materials enable students and teachers to think creatively and critically about history and research.
Click here to check out Umbra Search
Have a student studying Japanese Americans serving in World War II?

​Don't miss this new online exhibition from the National Veterans Network. Honor the men and women who served despite the challenges they faced.
Download a free PDF copy of When the Akimotos Went to War - a free resource created by an NHD Teacher!
Are you looking for summer professional development opportunities? The National Endowment for the Humanities has opportunities for one week and multi-week learning opportunities. 
Click here to learn more!
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