More great news about National History Day and related opportunities for educators. Please take a moment to read and pass along!
READ THE NHD THEME DISCUSSION TRANSCRIPTIf you didn't get a chance to participate in the national NHD office's online discussion of the 2011 NHD theme, you can still check it out. Read the entire transcript of the discussion on the national website. Still have a question? Email us and we will be happy to help!
CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE CATEGORY DISCUSSION TRANSCRIPT The national NHD office also hosted a question and answer session about the website category and the NHD Website Editor. See what other people are talking about on the national website. Still have a question? Email us and we will be happy to help!
NHD RESEARCH REMINDERSThe research process is a key step for National History Day, laying the foundation for the entire project. However figuring out the right search terms, knowing where to look for information, and finding a balance between online and offline sources can pose a challenge to students.
We've developed a general overview of the research process to help get your students on the right track. This presentation is designed for students who are already familiar with their topic and may have just begun the research process. Supporting worksheets will help students to follow along with the presentation as well as serving as takeaways for NHD binders or folders.
Please feel free to contact us with feedback about this presentation!
NHD SUMMER INSTITUTE IN FRANCE
National History Day is announcing an exciting and unique summer institute for teachers and students - and part of the institute is in France! In June 2011, fifteen teacher/student teams will engage in a rigorous study of D-Day. Students and teachers will be immersed in lectures presented by leading World War II historians, participate in a scholarly study of the World War II monuments in the D.C. area and walk in the footsteps of history on the beaches of Normandy.
After attending the 2009 Summer Institute in Philadelphia myself, I can attest to the value of this opportunity and encourage all interested educators to apply! The majority of costs will be paid by NHD. Full details and application materials are available online. Applications are due by February 1, 2011.
BUY NHD EXHIBIT BOARDSExhibits boards are available from the Minnesota History Day program for interested teachers and students. Available in black and white, these boards are larger than the typical science fair boards and come with optional title panels. Boards are reasonably priced and are available in packs of 10. Order exhibit boards online! (This link opens a PDF file.)
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LABOR HISTORY SPECIAL AWARDS FOR 2011The Wisconsin Labor History Society offers will again be offering special awards for topics related to the study of Labor History topics at all regional NHD events and the Wisconsin State Event. Given the annual theme, we hope to see many topics related to this area of history at our 2011 competitions. Learn more about the prizes and see sample topics in the brochure (PDF).