NHD Grad Classes 
Registration is open for National History Day's online graduate courses for educators. See the entire course schedule at nhd.org/onlineeducation
The summer deadline is June 10, 2016.
Space is limited.
National History Day News & Updates
Coming to the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest? 
Sign-up for professional development!

Register for sessions when you register for the National Contest.

All teachers who register and attend receive classroom materials and a certificate of professional development hours.
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Teaching World War II this spring?
Check out ABMCeducation.org.

This resource, funded by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) and produced in collaboration with the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (CHNM) offers 21 new lesson plans to teach World War II in Northern Europe. Each lesson plan ties to the story of a World War II Fallen Hero who is buried in or memorialized at one of six  American cemeteries in Northern Europe.
Already planning for 2016-2017?
Taking a Stand in History

The 2016-2017 NHD theme is Taking a Stand in History. Look for new resources and the new theme book to debut at the National Contest in June!
It will be posted at nhd.org/themebook.
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NHDx gives students at the National Contest an opportunity to learn and explore the Washington, D.C. metro area! Partners include the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the U.S. Institute of Peace, the White House Historical Association, and even the Washington Nationals baseball team. NHD Students will be exhibiting their work at the Smithsonian Museum of American History and meeting members of Congress on Capitol Hill.
Check out NHDx
Do your students need some tips revising projects for regional or affiliate contests? Check out our Ask the Expert Series! They are full of great tips, student Q&A, and suggestions from experts in the field.

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Have a Newsworthy NHD Project?
We want to share in the excitement and make sure the world knows the power of history.

When you hear of a spectacular project or piece of research for an NHD project, let us know. You can call, e-mail, Facebook message, Tweet or write a letter.
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Finding Examples of Peace building in History

The United States Institute of Peace is excited to sponsor the Global Peace Prize at the National Competition for the first time this year! Wondering the type of research projects that might qualify? You and your students can get some inspiration from their peace events of the 20th and 21st centuries and related educator tips
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The AHA is looking for a few good teachers.

Beveridge Family Teaching Prize
The American Historical Association seeks nominations for the Beveridge Family Teaching Prize for distinguished K-12 history teaching. The 2016 prize will be awarded to a group that has demonstrated excellence and innovation in elementary, middle school, and secondary history teaching, including career contributions and specific initiatives. Nominations are due May 15. 
Click here for more information.

Nancy Lyman Roelker Mentorship Award
The American Historical Association seeks nominations for the Nancy Lyman Roelker Mentorship award, which honors teachers of history who taught, guided, and inspired their students in a way that changed their lives. The 2016 award will be given to a secondary school teacher who has exemplified mentorship by being forthright, supportive, constructively critical, and committed to the student as a person, regardless of age or career goals. Nominations are due May 15. 
Click here for more information.
Summer Institute Opportunity for Teachers

Join the White House Historical Association, the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum, the National Archives and Records Administration, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, and National History Day for a four-day teacher institute that will evaluate the history of the White House and its occupants. Teachers will participate in interactive workshops, visit historic sites throughout Washington, D.C., and learn from experts in the field about White House history, presidential history, and the presidency of Herbert Hoover.
Application Deadline - April 30, 2016
Apply Today!
As Superheroes, the NEH-supported PBS program demonstrates, comic books and graphic novels are such integral parts of our culture that they have taken over our language and our television and film history. They also mirror the vast changes in American society and values over eight decades. Yet this medium was not considered part of "serious" literature until the publication of Art Spiegelman's Maus (1991). The first graphic novel to win the Pulitzer Prize, Maus showed us that even one of the most terrible crimes of the past century could be handled in this format.

For students, comic books and graphic novels are appealing resources that allow them to formulate and grasp new and challenging ideas and opinions while developing their creativity. For teachers, comic books and graphic novels offer new ways to engage students. They provide a chance to build literacy and critical thinking skills by helping students develop a deeper and more complex understanding of what they read.
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