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 2016 At a Glance (PDF)
- Student Help & Research Day (PDF)
- 2016 Entry Form (PDF) or Online Entry Form
- 2016 Special Prizes
Where to begin?
- Attend the Educator Workshop on October 19, 2015 in Montpelier (PDF)
- National History Day Curriculum Materials
- Borrow NHD How-to Booklets
- Official Rule Book (PDF) The 2014/15 Rulebook is the most current edition. Please see Summary of Rule Changes for 2014/2015 (PDF) for an overview.
- Consider using NoodleTools to help students organize their research and bibliography
- Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History (PDF)
- Sample Topic List (PDF)
- Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in VERMONT History (PDF)
- NHD Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History Theme Book
- What are primary sources?
- Using American Historical Newspaper Content (PDF) at Chronicling America - from 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 correlations to the Common Core (PDF) courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society