NHD 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.

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NHD teachers and students travel to the Normandy region of France.

There are no new NHD webinars currently scheduled.

Click here to see past NHD Webinars.

Google+ Hangouts

A Google+ Hangout is a live video conference where students can directly connect with experts.  The event happens live. Students can tweet their questions and we answer them live on the air.

There are no new NHD Google+ Hangouts currently scheduled.

Click here to see past NHD Google+ Hangouts.

Summer Institutes

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

The Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Albert H. Small Student & Teacher Institute engages fifteen student/teacher teams in a vigorous study of D-Day and World War II. Click here for more information on the Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Institute.

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, Coastguardsmen, and Marines across Northern Europe.  This program is funded by the  American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) and will result in the development of a new website and multi-disciplinary lesson plans to help teachers and students understand the sacrifices made by America’s armed forces.

Teacher Workshops

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

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.

Teacher Newsletter

Every month NHD creates and distributes a teacher newsletter. The NHD Teacher Newsletter focuses on NHD opportunities for teachers, as well as innovations and trends from the field. If you would like to be added to the NHD mailing list click here.