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National History Day - Arkansas
The NHD program provides teachers with resource materials, workshops, and other opportunities for professional development.

Why Teach History Day?

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.

NHD Rule Book

In regional and state contests, National History Day Arkansas follows the National History Day Contest Rule Book.

The new NHD Rule Book, which took effect in June 2020, is more than a list of updated rules: it focuses more on teaching students about the important elements of a History Day project.  The entire first third of the book, for example, guides student through the research process.  Another bonus are the new, clear definitions and examples of essential NHD project elements such as historical context, multiple perspectives, student voice, and historical argument.


Classroom Web Videos (new!  2020-2021)

NHD has created over a dozen bite-sized instructional videos focused on a single concept or skill.  These run five to ten minutes in length and can be used in a face-to-face classroom or virtual instruction.

You can find the updated list (12/8/2020) with links to each video here.

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