A special announcement and tons of news about NHD!

Special Announcement!
National History Day Announces a Full Year of Online Graduate Courses! 

Revolutionize your classroom with National History Day (NHD)! NHD is continuing to expand its online graduate courses for middle and high school educators who want to implement a project-based curriculum using the framework of the NHD program. Based on your feedback, we are offering courses throughout the year. We also are offering the option to audit courses for professional development credits OR earn graduate credit through the University of San Diego.

Enrollment in summer and fall classes are now open.

Your Monthly News & Updates
It's almost spring. That means contest season is underway. Thousands of students around the world are submitting their hard work at the local and regional level. Check out this month's newsletter for resources to help your student's with their projects. 
Patricia Behring with the 2015 winners of the Behring Teacher Awards
Calling All NHD Teachers!

We know that teachers are the core of NHD across the nation and around the world.  This June two of these excellent teachers will win a $10,000 prize.  In addition, in each affiliate, two teachers (one from the junior division and one from the senior division) will be recognized and win $500 prizes.

These prizes are possible because of the generosity of Patricia Behring, who values the hard work and dedication of teachers everywhere. 

Please consider nominating yourself or a colle ague today. 

Applications are due to affiliate coordinators by March 14, 2016. 
Know a Former Student Who Would Make a Great NHD Intern?

NHD is looking for two contest interns to work in the NHD office and behind the scenes at the contest in June 2016. Details and the application are posted at:  http://nhd.org/about-us/employment/.

Completed applications are due by March 11, 2016.  

NHD Debuted a New World War II Teaching & Learning Resource 

On Veteran's Day NHD premiered a new teaching resource to invigorate the teaching and learning of World War II in Northern Europe, ABMCeducation.org.

This resource, funded by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) and produced in collaboration with the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (CHNM) offers 21 new lesson plans to teach World War II in Northern Europe. Each lesson plan ties to the story of a World War II Fallen Hero who is buried in or memorialized at one of six cemeteries in Northern Europe.
Here's What YOU Need to Know Before Asking Your NHD Students to Conduct Interviews!
NHD urges teachers and students not to interview historians. Watch this Google Hangout to learn why. 

Before you decide whether to recommend that your students seek out an interview, please consult these guidelines from NHD and watch our Google+ Hangout on interview tips and tricks on YouTube or SchoolTube.
Ask the Expert Google+ Hangouts Are Available for Viewing!

Do your students need some tips revising projects for regional or affiliate contests? Check out our Ask the Expert Series! They are full of great tips, student Q&A, and suggestions from experts in the field.

Ask the Expert Google+ Hangout: Papers

Ask the Expert Google+ Hangout: Websites

Ask the Expert Google+ Hangout: Performances

Ask the Expert Google+ Hangout: Exhibits

Ask the Expert Google+ Hangout: Documentaries
Do You Teach the History of the American West?

The Western History Association (WHA) and the Charles Redd Center are pleased to recognize excellence in teaching at the K-12 level. The Teaching Western History Award recognizes innovative lesson plans on the teaching of the American West. The award opens opportunities for inspiring teachers to gather and share their work at the WHA annual conference (held October 2016 in St. Paul, Minnesota). Please consider applying and/or sharing this opportunity with other inspiring educators. 

The deadline for submission is April 1. 

Have a Newsworthy NHD Project ?
We want to share in the excitement and make sure the world knows the power of history.

Every NHD project is unique and interesting. But, occasionally a project can take on a life of its own, changing the lives of students, teachers, the community, or even the country. At NHD, we want to tell the world about these amazing stories and demonstrate the importance and power of history education. To do that, we need your help.
When you hear of a spectacular project, piece of research, or a relationship that goes well beyond the normal NHD project, let us know. You can call, e-mail, Facebook message, Tweet or write a letter.

The U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is Developing New Teacher Resources and Needs Your Help!

Please consider completing their brief survey to help them develop resources to help you in your classroom during the 2016-2017 school year!
Summer Opportunities for Teachers

F ord's Theatre is hosting two summer teacher programs about Washington, D.C. history during the Civil War and Reconstruction.  Both week-long programs are FREE for qualifying teachers with air fare and hotel included.

Applications are due by
April 4, 2016.

The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows
Join up to 25 teachers to learn about Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Washington, D.C. during the Civil War as you spend a day at each of these fascinating sites! 
Sunday, July 10 to Friday, July 15, 2016
Click here for more information an an application .

The Lincoln Assassination and its Legacy in the Nation's Capital
Sunday, July 24 to Friday, July 29, 2016

Resources to Celebrate Women's History Month  

Are you looking for resources to teach women's history across your U.S. history curriculum? This month the team at EDSITEment provided a great blog post that includes links to lessons, websites, and resources to bring into your classroom.   Check it out!
Looking for Tools to Assist Your NHD Students?

NoodleTools and NHD have a partnership in which NHD teachers can sign up their classes to receive FREE access to NoodleTools for their NHD projects. Click here to learn more about how this can help your NHD students in 2016!
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