Hi World! inspires students’ interest in local and global history, while developing necessary skills and aptitudes across all core academic subjects.
Change is impossible without challenge, and progress cannot be made without perspective. We must trust our teachers to foster the critical thinking and research skills necessary for students to grapple with the many undercurrents of the diverse and difficult aspects of our history.
More than 400 historians and education professionals served as judges for middle and high school student’s research projects. As with all other aspects of the contest this year, the judging was conducted remotely online. More than 100 students from across the country will receive cash prizes between $500 and $2,000, each, for superior work in specific judging categories.
The NHD 2021 theme is Communication in History: The Key to Understanding, and as students and teachers across the country continue to utilize modern communication technologies to conduct remote, in-person, and hybrid classes, National History Day will host its annual celebration of the country’s most impressive secondary students of history in a virtual competition for the second year in a row.
National History Day’s Executive Director, Cathy Gorn, spoke with Great.com about improving the teaching and learning of history in middle and high schools in the USA, and how research projects allow children to be creative and independent thinkers.
Lesson plans created to help middle and high school social studies teachers engage students with unique primary sources and themes of democracy and citizenship throughout United States history.
We know that critical thinking is crucial, and historical perspective is paramount. We must continue to foster the empathy our students need to understand each other and the world around them. The most effective way to do that is through the study of history.
A high school student’s National History Day project helped reunite the bodies of two American twin brothers, separated at death during World War II.
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