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 2021
Fall 2021
Spring 2022
Summer 2021

Summer 2021
Introduction to Project-Based Learning in the National History Day Framework
Dates: June 28, 2021 – August 13, 2021
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 11, 2021
Description: This course is developed for secondary teachers and librarians who want to implement a project-based curriculum into their secondary classrooms using the curriculum framework of the National History Day program. The course provides practical advice as well as pedagogical strategies for implementing NHD into a classroom.
Registration: Please register for the course here.

Fall 2021

Fall 2021
NEW! Evaluating National History Day Projects Webinar Series
Dates: August 30, 2021 to December 13, 2021
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, August 20, 2021
Description: National History Day (NHD) is offering a course for teachers and school librarians that focuses on the evaluation of NHD projects. The course will include five webinars with NHD experts. Participants will develop a framework to assess and offer high-quality feedback to student projects as they advance through the stages of the NHD Contest.
Registration: Please apply for the course here.

NEW! Researching Local History for National History Day
Dates: September 13, 2021 to December 13, 2021
Pre-requisites: none
Credit: 90 professional development hours OR 3 graduate extension credits
Cost: $450.00 (professional development hour option) or $675.00 (graduate extension credit option)
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 3, 2021
Description: National History Day (NHD) is offering a course for teachers and school librarians that focuses on local history topics. The course will model the research process, using local histories as case studies, and provide practical advice as well as pedagogical strategies for implementing NHD into a classroom.
Registration: Please apply for the course here.

Spring 2022

Spring 2022
Check back soon for updates on our Spring 2022 NHD online courses!