“ True historical understanding requires students to engage in historical thinking; to raise questions and to marshal solid evidence in support of their answers; to go beyond the facts presented in their textbooks and examine the historical record themselves”
Provides a venue for the application of real life skills in the development of the project.
Demonstrates student learning in a meaningful way.
Is an engaging assessment tool. Students are excited about History Day!
Why Do Teachers Participate? “ Participating in this program all year has re-energized my teaching and enthusiasm for working with young people. If any teachers reading this are on the fence about introducing the NHD project to their students, I strongly encourage them to take the plunge. You will be amazed at what your students learn and the work they produce.” "National History Day challenges my students to really be ‘young historians’. My curriculum, my class, and my teaching would not be nearly as successful without National History Day."