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Teaching with Historic Newspapers
Library of Congress

Education Specialists from the Library of Congress are offering a free webinar to model primary source analysis strategies for educators and to discuss the impact this can have on instruction.

Join the Library of Congress education and historic newspaper experts to learn about the digitized historic newspapers available through the Chroniciling America program. Explore teaching strategies for using the materials with students.

Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time: 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT
Open to: all NHD teachers, students, parents, and coordinators
To register, click HERE

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Using NoodleTools for NHD Teachers

NoodleTools: How to Get Started for NHD Projects!

NHD partners with NoodleTools so that you and your students can access this excellent online research platform. In this webinar, the NoodleTools co-founders will show you how to set up your NoodleTools teacher account and get your NHD students started.

The sit back and watch as NoodleTools team demos the platform in action! Learn how NoodleTools supports students and helps them stay organized in the research process. They can generate accurate annotated bibliographies, create and organize online notecards, archive and annotate source documents, get personal assistance with source evaluation, and collaborate on group work.

Did you know that you're able to view your students' in-progress work, and provide feedback directly at the point of need? We'll show you how.

Note: We recommend that you sing up for your NoodleTools teacher account here prior to the webinar, so that you're ready to take advantage of webinar tips.

Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time: 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT
Open to: all NHD teachers
To register, click HERE

Click HERE to see the questions and answers from the 2014 theme discussion held on October 8, 2013. 
Click HERE  to see the questions and answers from the 2014 rules discussion held on December 10, 2013.

                Transforming Your Classroom with National History Day

Want your students to love history? Then National History Day is the program for you!

National History Day motivates students to discover history by:

  • Cultivating interest: students research a topic of their choice
  • Developing research skills: students act as historians discovering how to uncover primary sources, build historical context and form historical interpretations
  • Becoming experts on their research topic: presenting their research to teachers, students, and historians
  • Achieving success
    -The shy student gains confidence when speaking about a topic he/she has researched
    -The apathetic student gains passion by choosing a topic of personal interest
    -The high achieving student increases his/her ability to articulate their learning through presentation
All students are winners in the National History Day Program!

Attention Participating NHD Teachers:   Please help us to determine the full reach of NHD by telling us how many teachers and students in your school are participating during the 2013-14 school year.  The survey takes less than five minutes to complete.  We appreciate your time and support of NHD.  Thanks.



Behring Leadership Corner

See how teachers use NHD in their classrooms.

Teachers and NHD

See what teachers have to say about their experiences with National History Day.

Top Ten Reasons to participate in National History Day

1. Teaches History

2. Engages Students

3. Energizes the Curriculum

4. Promotes High Academic Standards

5. Encourages Literacy

6. Enhances Assessment

7. Teaches Critical Thinking

8. Inspires Curiosity

9. Recognizes the Student Strengths

10. Activates Civic Engagement