Online Education

Revolutionize your classroom with National History Day®!

National History Day has a full range of online graduate courses for middle and high school educators who want to implement our project-based curriculum into their classrooms using the framework of the National History Day Contest.

All National History Day courses provide practical advice as well as pedagogical strategies.

Along with creating classroom-ready materials customized to the needs of their students, participants also have the options of earning a certificate of professional development hours or (for an additional cost) graduate credit from the University of San Diego.

Summer 2020
Fall 2020
Spring 2021
Summer 2020

Summer 2020

Due to current circumstances, the scholarships for the summer 2020 PBL course are currently suspended. At this time, we are not accepting scholarship applications, but we are accepting course registration (use the link below). Please check back for updates as this situation develops.

Summer 2020

Introduction to Project-Based Learning the National History Day Curriculum Framework
Dates: June 26 to August 24, 2020 (compressed summer schedule)
Pre-requisites: none
Credit: 90 professional development hours OR 3 graduate extension credits
Cost: $425.00 (professional development hour option) or $650.00 (graduate extension credit option)
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 10, 2020
Description: This course is designed to introduce teachers to the key elements of project-based learning and the National History Day process. This course will offer classroom-ready strategies and materials to help teachers integrate NHD into their classrooms for the 2020-2021 academic year. The course combines practical skills with hands-on experience.
Registration: Click here to register.

Fall 2020

Fall 2020

Introduction to Project-Based Learning the National History Day Curriculum Framework
Dates: September 14 to December 14, 2020
Pre-requisites: none
Credit: 90 professional development hours OR 3 graduate extension credits
Cost: $425 (professional development hour option) or $650.00 (graduate extension credit option)
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 4, 2020
Description: This course is designed to introduce teachers to the key elements of project-based learning and the National History Day process. This course will offer classroom-ready strategies and materials to help teachers integrate NHD into their classrooms for the 2020-2021 academic year. The course combines practical skills with hands-on experience.
Registration: Click here to register.

Conducting Historical Research in the National History Day Model
Dates: September 14 to December 14, 2020
Pre-requisites: 5+ years of NHD experience OR Introduction to Project-Based Learning Course.
Credit: 90 professional development hours OR 3 graduate extension credits
Cost: $525 (professional development hour option) or $750.00 (graduate extension credit option)
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 4, 2020
Description: This course helps teachers dive into the NHD research process using the twentieth century Civil Rights Movement as a research focus. Teachers will choose their own topic related to the 2021 Communication in History: The Key to Understanding theme. Teachers are grouped into small learning communities, providing opportunities to network, share ideas, and work through various strategies to find historical sources and help students analyze documents. Specific strategies for writing historical papers are also addressed in this course.
Registration: Click here to register.

Spring 2021

Spring 2021

Writing and Editing for National History Day
Dates: January 18 to March 15, 2020
Pre-requisites: none
Credit: 30 professional development hours OR 1 graduate extension credit
Cost: $350 (professional development hour option) or $425.00 (graduate extension credit option)
Deadline: Friday, January 8, 2021
Description: This course is designed to help teachers improve the writing and editing skills that are crucial to National History Day success. This course will offer classroom-ready strategies to help readers and writers at all levels craft and revise writing samples for all NHD project categories. The course combines practical skills with hands-on experience with a focus on writing and editing strategies.
Registration: Registration will open in fall 2020.