Professional Development

National History Day® seeks to improve the quality of history education by providing professional development opportunities for educators. These include: Webinars, Google+ Hangouts, Summer Institutes, Teacher Workshops, and Teacher Newsletters.

Multimedia Resources
Summer Institutes
Teacher Workshops
Online Education
Multimedia Resources

NHD offers video resources, live webinars, and Google+ Hangouts where teachers and their students can speak directly with experts online.

Summer Institutes

NHD offers exciting and unique summer institutes for teachers and students:

Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom® Albert H. Small Student & Teacher Institute

Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom® Albert H. Small Student & Teacher Institute, engages fifteen student/teacher teams in a rigorous study of D-Day and World War II. Beginning in January, students and teachers will engage in an online class led by World War II historians, which includes weekly readings and online discussions with their peers. Additionally, teachers will aid students in the historical study of a Silent Hero buried in or memorialized at the Normandy American Cemetery whose story has not been previously told. With help from a research volunteer from the National Archives and Records Administration, students will research and learn about the life of a soldier, sailor, airman, Marine, or Coast Guardsman in order to build a website once they return from France.

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Understanding Sacrifice

Understanding Sacrifice is an opportunity for 18 middle and high school teachers to study the experiences of America’s World War II soldiers, sailors, airmen, Coast Guardsmen, and Marines across Northern Europe. This program is funded by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) and the National Cemetery Administration (NCA), it contains multi-disciplinary lesson plans to help teachers and students understand the sacrifices made by America’s armed forces.

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Teacher Workshops

NHD state/affiliate coordinators offer teacher workshops throughout the year. Please contact your state/affiliate coordinator for information.

National History Day® can provide customized week-long teacher institutes or one to three day workshops correlated to state standards and assessment models. Please contact us for more information.

Online Education

Revolutionize your classroom with National History Day (NHD)! NHD is continuing to expand its online graduate courses for middle and high school teachers and librarians who want to implement a project-based curriculum into their classrooms using the framework of the NHD program.

All NHD courses combined provide practical advice as well as pedagogical strategies.

Teachers have the option of earning a certificate of professional development hours or (for an additional cost) graduate credit from the University of San Diego while creating classroom-ready materials customized to the needs of their students. Teachers will work on independently-paced modules with pre-set deadlines. This allows a teacher to complete his or her work at any time of day from anywhere in the world.

NHD Online Education Flyer

Download this flyer about upcoming NHD online graduate credit courses.

https://www.nhd.org/sites/default/files/GradClass.compressed_0.pdf
National History Day® Newsletter

Every month NHD creates and distributes an email newsletter.

NHD Online Education Flyer

Download this flyer about upcoming NHD online graduate credit courses.