35 posts found.

National Museum of African American History and Culture Selected Student Films to be Showcased by Smithsonian Learning Lab 

Premiere of 34 documentary film produced by middle and high school students competing in the 2022 NHD National Contest, screened and selected by NMAAHC staff.

June 9, 2022

Historical Research Presented in ʻOlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian) Language

Showcase of middle and high school students from Hawai‘i who completed a National History Day project in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi. Submissions were screened and selected by NMAI and APAC staff.

June 9, 2022

National History Day student Named for Ford’s Theatre Performance Showcase

A showcase of nine NHD student oratory performances aligned with the Ford’s Theatre mission. Student projects span the influence of President Abraham Lincoln’s leadership and legacy from the Civil War era to the Civil Rights Movement, with a focus on African American history and civic engagement.

June 9, 2022

SKT Education Group Launches “Hi! World Program” with Assistance from National History Day

Hi World! inspires students’ interest in local and global history, while developing necessary skills and aptitudes across all core academic subjects.

April 15, 2022

Statement from National History Day Executive Director Cathy Gorn on Teaching History in America 

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.

September 18, 2021

Winners of the 2021 National History Day National Contest 

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.

June 22, 2021

Students and Teachers Are Dialed in for National History Day 2021 

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.

May 11, 2021

Executive Director Cathy Gorn Featured in Podcast

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.

March 14, 2021

NHD and NEH New Classroom Materials Ahead of United States’ 250TH Anniversary  

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.

March 8, 2021

Statement from National History Day Executive Director Cathy Gorn on Violence at the U.S. Capitol

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.

January 7, 2021

NHD Project Reunites Twins 74 Years After Their World War II Deaths

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.

July 30, 2018
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