Master Teacher Program

Working in conjunction with the team at the Library of Congress, NHD is soliciting applications for a master teacher program. This master teacher program will incorporate advanced training both virtually and on-site at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The training will help teachers develop an advanced knowledge of the Library’s resources as well as historical argumentation. Master teachers will help to create new teacher resources, including a teacher guidebook that supports student research and historical argumentation using Library of Congress materials.


  • Five (5) years of National History Day (NHD) experience;
  • Working knowledge of Library of Congress resources;
  • Teachers must be available for an on-site program at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. from July 26-August 1, 2020 (travel expenses will be covered).


  • Teachers will engage in a five-day advanced training workshop with staff from the Library of Congress and National History Day;
  • Teachers will author a chapter of a teacher guide using Library of Congress resources to teach historical argumentation; and
  • Teachers will receive a stipend upon successful completion of their chapter.

The application process for this program is closed. All applicants will notified by Friday, January 31, 2020.

Within the form teachers will be asked to submit:

Questions about this program can be directed to Ashley Dabbraccio (

This program is funded by: