How does National History Day fit into your curriculum?
The History Day program integrates into any classroom curriculum.
In today's educational climate, with so much pressure from outside the classroom, many teachers are weary of fitting anything else into their classroom curriculum. National History Day is a program that can be integrated into any social studies or history classroom, as it helps teachers expand and enrich the existing curriculum.NHD is an outstanding example of outcome-based or performance-based learning. Educators who teach research skills, engage students in higher order thinking skills and ask students to submit a project for assessment find NHD to be the perfect tool.NHD uses an annual theme to guide student research. This also gives a focus for teaching research and historical content in the classroom. Many teachers incorporate the theme into their everyday teaching, asking students to look for relationship to the theme in each classroom lesson.
National History Day offers standards-based evaluation guides for you to use or adapt to your class.
National History Day has developed assessments that can be used to structure and monitor student learning and research projects. Click here to download these evaluation sheets. Each one can be subdivided into specific skills that can then be used to establish grades.