Virtual Programs 2021


NHD Student Showcase

Date: Opens Sunday, June 13, 2021
Description: Visit NHD's Virtual Showcase to see all the 2021 National Contest participants' projects.

Link coming soon!


SUNDAY, JUNE 13

NHD Welcome Ceremony

Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 3:00 PM ET

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NHD Virtual Button Hunt

Date: Sunday, June 13 - Saturday, June 19, 2021
Description: Can you find all the NHD 2021 affiliate buttons? Follow NHD’s social media, explore nhd.org, and check out our live events and programs during contest week to find them all! The first 50 students to complete the Virtual Button Scavenger Hunt will receive a limited edition NHD button. All completed Virtual Button worksheets should be sent to virtual.buttonhunt@nhd.org

Click here to download your checklist.


MONDAY, JUNE 14

What is Diplomacy?

Date & Time: Monday, June 14, 2021 - 1:00 PM ET
Description: Join the National Museum of American Diplomacy (NMAD) to learn more about the 2022 NHD theme, Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences. Have you ever wondered how treaties are negotiated or how foreign policy is decided? Have you ever thought about what diplomacy is and what diplomats do? In this presentation, NMAD is excited to offer you a glimpse into the world of diplomacy, introduce the roles of diplomats at home and abroad, and discuss the skills and tools they use to accomplish their work. NMAD will share ideas for potential NHD projects on diplomacy, and resources you may consult in researching your topic.

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NHD Sock Hop

Date & Time: Monday, June 14, 2021 - 7:00 - 7:30 PM ET
Description: Put on your NHD socks and join us for the Student Sock Hop! NHD’s own DJ Lady E will be hosting a virtual student dance on Instagram and Facebook Live. There may be a few Virtual Button Hunt buttons released throughout the dance party...

If you don’t already, follow us on Facebook and Instagram so you can be ready to rock your socks and boogie at the Student Sock Hop!


The National Women's History Museum Virtual Performance Showcase

Dates: Monday, June 14, 2021 - June 28, 2021

Check back on June 14 to access the virtual performance showcase!


TUESDAY, JUNE 15

Teacher Coffee Break

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 1:00 PM ET
Description: Join presenters to chat about professional development opportunities available during (and after) the 2021 NHD National Contest. This program is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities & EDSITEment.

Click here to register for this event!


The National Museum of American History Virtual Exhibit Showcase

Dates: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - June 29, 2021

Check back on June 15 to access the virtual exhibit showcase!


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16

Diplomacy Through Humanitarian Aid

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 1:00 PM ET
Description: Join an NHD alumna as she interviews experienced diplomats. Learn how diplomats influence history through humanitarian aid. This program is a partnership between the Better Angels Society and National History Day.

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National Museum of African American History and Culture's Virtual Documentary Showcase

Dates: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - June 23, 2021

Check back on June 16 to access the virtual documentary showcase!


THURSDAY, JUNE 17

Building a More Perfect Union

Date & Time: Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 1:00 PM ET
Description: Come and discuss teaching strategies and primary resources available in our new teacher sourcebook, Building a More Perfect Union. We’ll highlight inquiry-based strategies and interesting primary sources to engage students with the 2022 theme, Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences.

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NHD Virtual Trivia

Date & Time: Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET
Description: Think you really know all about NHD? Join host Dr. Cathy Gorn and test your knowledge of NHD and Communication in History trivia! There may be a few Virtual Button Hunt buttons released throughout the trivia game...

Click here to register for this event!
Please note: The first 500 participants will be admitted to the virtual trivia game.


FRIDAY, JUNE 18

Historical Argumentation for Students

Date & Time: Friday, June 18, 2021 - 1:00 PM ET
Description:
Join Lynne O'Hara, NHD's Director of Programs, and Dr. Christopher Hamner of George Mason University, to discuss how historians craft and refine historical arguments. The program will be interactive and allow opportunities for questions.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 19

NHD Awards Ceremony

Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 3:00 PM ET

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NHD National Contest virtual events are open to all teachers and students.



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