NHD – Resources for Teachers

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The NHD program provides teachers with resource materials, workshops, and other opportunities for professional development.

Benefits for Teachers

National History Day:

  • gives teachers a model teaching tool for the classroom, based on active learning
  • helps teachers meet the requirements of national and state history standards
  • provides an excellent assessment tool for classroom use
  • helps teachers integrate the study of history with other disciplines, including writing, the arts, and other social sciences
  • supplies curricular aids such as lesson plans and bibliographic guides
  • supports professional development by offering workshops and summer institutes where teachers can learn about the latest in historical scholarship and new teaching methods and techniques
  • encourages teachers to interact with academic historians, librarians, archivists, and public historians

Click here to go to the Educators awards link on the National Website.

Rule Book

Before you begin work on your entry, you, your teacher, and your parents should carefully read this booklet. This guidebook contains rules that you must follow to compete in any level of the National History Day (NHD) competition. More information on topics, sources, and deadlines are available from your district and state NHD coordinators.

The NHD Contest Rule Book on this website has the same content as the printed version:


Useful Research Links

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