As Schools Remain Shuttered Due to the Novel Coronavirus, National History Day and Partner Organizations Will Provide Guidance to Bolster Virtual Teaching Skills

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND—National History Day® (NHD) will host a series of live online discussions called Teaching History Virtually. In an effort to support educators adjusting to life in the virtual classroom due to COVID-19 and long term school closures nationwide, NHD and its network of partner organizations will highlight skills crucial to virtual teaching success, and offer guidance and suggestions for each skill’s practical online application.

NHD has an established record providing online learning environments to bring together teachers and students from different parts of the country and around the globe. In this new series, each “Teaching History Virtually” session will focus on one virtual teaching skill. An NHD staff member will be joined by an NHD partner to showcase content resources for use in the online classroom. Each session will also provide an open Q&A segment to address as many participant questions as possible.

Each free, live session will be open to the first 500 participants to enter the online portal. For participants unable to attend live, all programs will be recorded and posted to the NHD YouTube Channel and shared via NHD social media for later viewing and future reference.

About National History Day® (NHD):
NHD is a non-profit organization based in College Park, Maryland, which seeks to improve the teaching and learning of history. The National History Day Contest was established in 1974 and currently engages more than half a million students every year in conducting original research on historical topics of interest. Students present their research as a documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, or website. Projects compete first at the local and affiliate levels, where the top entries are invited to the National Contest at the University of Maryland at College Park. NHD is sponsored in part by HISTORY®, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Park Service, Southwest Airlines, the Crown Family Foundation, The Better Angels Society, and the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation. For more information, visit


UPDATED: 3/27/2020

Colleen Kennedy
Communications Director
Phone: 301-405-0536
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