National History Day News & Updates
Applications are due this month!

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.
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.

Join us live with the team from NoodleTools tonight, Tuesday, November 1, at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. The webinar is free but registration is required. If you cannot join us live, we will post the video the next day on NHD's YouTube and SchoolTube channels.
Click here to register for the November 1 webinar.
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.
Click here to learn more and register.
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 advancing between levels of the contest. Check them out today!
Click here to access these and other teacher resources.
Are your students interested in the history of medicine?

​Check this new resource from the U.S. National Library of Medicine to give your students unique ideas and connect them with digital collections and online resources.
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 pages 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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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).
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.
Duty-Sacrifice-Honor: Help your students to appreciate the role of citizen soldiers and veterans in world history and in our national life.
These digital resources, brought together to facilitate study and discussion, are gathered in three sections: articles from the agency’s flagship magazine, Humanities; lesson plans built around important primary source documents in all media; and vetted websites, many of which were supported through NEH grants.
This resource 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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