Information for Educators

Find general information on Vermont History Day here.

[The information below is for the 2019 contest. Information on the 2020 contest will be available shortly]

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.

**We are using the NHD online registration system for the 2019 Vermont state contest. Teachers, it is helpful if you register before your students start to register using the Vermont History Day Contest Registration System.**

Find other helpful information below:

Details & Deadlines

2019 Vermont History Day At a Glance (PDF)
2019 Entry Form (PDF) or Online Registration System
2019 Special Prizes
2019 Documentary Submission Instructions (PDF)

Where to begin?

Attend the Educator Workshop on October 12, 2018 at Fort Ticonderoga in Ticonderoga, NY
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

Theme Info

Triumph and Tragedy in History Theme Narrative and Sample Topics (PDF)
Triumph and Tragedy in VERMONT History (PDF)
NHD Triumph and Tragedy in History Theme Book
Topic Suggestions and Primary Sources from the National Archives
Topic Ideas Website and Topic list from Minnesota History Day

Primary Sources

What are primary sources?
Research resources in Vermont (PDF)
Thinkport (Primary Source Inquiry Kits)
Reading Like a Historian
Historic newspapers at Chronicling America
Teaching with Primary Sources Journal
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

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