Virtual 2020 Teacher Page

During the National Contest, National History Day hosts teacher professional development workshops in order to provide teachers with different classroom content and resources that will help them prepare students for the upcoming NHD contest year. For the 2020 National Contest, NHD will provide all teachers with virtual professional development opportunities.

Teachers are invited to watch the professional development videos created by NHD and their partners, explore available resources, and complete the NHD Virtual 2020 Teacher Professional Development Evaluation form in order to earn a virtual professional development certificate.

NHD Virtual 2020 Professional Development will run from June 14, 2020 to September 4, 2020. Teachers may review the videos and complete the evaluation form at anytime during this period in order to earn PD credit hours. PD certificates will be sent at the end of each week to teachers who have completed PD and submitted their evaluation form.

The 2020 NHD National Contest Teacher Professional Development is sponsored in part by Jacqueline B. Mars.

Teacher Coffee Break
2020 Virtual Teacher Professional Development
NHD Virtual Teacher Bag
Teacher Coffee Break

Grab your coffee and join the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Museum of African American History, the National Museum of American Diplomacy, National History Day, and Dr. Kevin Butterfield, Executive Director of the The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington live! We chat with the 2020 Virtual Professional Development presenters, offer an opportunity to ask questions, and learn how to receive professional development credit from watching the videos and exploring the resources they feature.





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2020 Virtual Teacher Professional Development

4NHD has partnered with National Endowment for the Humanities to support teacher programming as part of the A More Perfect Union initiative to honor the semiquincentennial (250th anniversary) of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

George Washington's Mount Vernon

George Washington Speaks to the Nation: The Political Communication of the First President

Supporting Materials
Kevin Butterfield, Executive Director, Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon

National Endowment for the Humanities

The Presidency, the Press, and the Public
Jason Harshman, Director of Education Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities

National History Day

2021 Theme Introduction Video
Lynne O'Hara, Director of Programs at National History Day

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Bearing Witness: Testimony as an Act of Courage
Candra Flanagan, Director of Teaching and Learning at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

National Museum of American Diplomacy

Diplomacy Classroom: A Tour Through Free Education Resources
Lauren Fischer, Director of Education, Alison Mann, Public Historian, and Elizabeth Gearhart, Program Assistant, National Museum of American Diplomacy at the U.S. State Department

For more videos in this series, please visit the National Museum of American Diplomacy's YouTube Channel.

Have questions about the NHD 2020 Virtual Teacher PD? Email us at programs@nhd.org.

NHD Virtual Teacher Bag

Virtual 2020 Students' Page

Looking for materials for your students? NHD created Virtual Student Activities, including 2021 topic ideas and webinars, for all NHD students during the 2020 National Contest.