As a History Day teacher, you can help guide your students through the process of researching and developing a history project. As part of project-based learning, students practice research, writing, historical analysis, and critical thinking skills while exploring a topic is US, Vermont or world history.
The National History Day (NHD) website has a wealth of information about incorporating the program into your classroom.
Find other helpful information below:
Details & deadlines
- VHD 2017 At a Glance (PDF)
- Student Help & Research Days - more information coming soon
- 2017 Entry Form (PDF) or Online Entry Form
- 2017 Special Prizes
- Attend the Educator Workshop on October 18, 2016 in Montpelier (PDF) or register online
- National History Day Curriculum Materials
- Borrow NHD How-to Booklets
- Official Rule Book (PDF) The 2014/15 Rulebook is the most current edition.
- Consider using NoodleTools to help students organize their research and bibliography
- Taking a Stand in History Theme Narrative and Sample Topics (PDF)
- Taking a Stand in VERMONT History (PDF)
- NHD Taking a Stand in History Theme Book (PDF)
- Topic Suggestions and Primary Sources from the National Archives
- Topic list from Minnesota History Day
- What are primary sources?
- Historic newspapers at Chronicling America and the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project
- Research resources in Vermont (PDF)
- Oral History Interview Guidelines from National History Day (PDF)
Common Core Connections
- National History Day Connections and Correlations to the Common Core (PDF) courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society
For more information, contact Victoria at (802) 828-1413 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.