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Ask an Archivist with the National Archives, the White House Historical Association, and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 6pm ET / 3pm PT

 Click HERE to register and submit your questions

We will take LIVE questions on Twitter - #NHDHangouts

 


Ask the Expert with the National Endowment for the Humanities

Websites

Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 7pm ET / 4pm PT

 Click HERE to register and submit your questions

We will take LIVE questions on Twitter - #NHDHangouts

 


Ask the Expert with the National Endowment for the Humanities

Paper Writers

Monday, December 15, 2014, 7pm ET / 4pm PT

 Click HERE to register and submit your questions

 We will take LIVE questions on Twitter - #NHDHangouts


Coming Soon!

Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

Library of Congress

 

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 transformed U.S. society, and its impact is still felt-and debated-today. Join education experts from the Library of Congress to explore the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the conditions that led to it, and its decades-long legacy. The fiftieth anniversary of the act is commemorated in the year-long exhibition The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom.


 This webinar will discuss teaching ideas that allow educators to prompt critical analysis and informed debate by their students around the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Additional resources will be highlighted including the powerful new Idea Book from the Library of Congress and HISTORY® titled "The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom."

 Date:  Thursday, December 4, 2014

 Time: 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Open to: all NHD teachers, students, parents, and coordinators

 To register, click HERE


Save the Date!

NHD Google+ Hangouts

 

A Google+ Hangout is a live video conference where students can directly connect with experts.  The event happens live, and students can tweet their questions and we ask them live on the air.  You can see last year's hangout series at www.nhd.org/hangouts.htm.

 Save the date on your calendar!

 Ask an Archivist with the National Archives

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 6pm ET / 3pm PT

 Ask the Expert Series with the National Endowment for the Humanities 

Papers

Monday, December 15, 2014, 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Websites

Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 7pm ET / 4pm PT

 Performances

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 7pm ET / 4pm PT

 Documentaries

Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Exhibits

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 7pm ET / 4pm PT


 
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.

CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY!


 

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