Exciting new resources from a number of our partners and much more!

Your Monthly News & Updates
It's a New Year! Come up with any good resolutions? Ours is to get as many kids excited about history as we can.  See below for some of the ways we're bringing history to teachers and students in January. 
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.

Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague today. 

Applications are due to affiliate coordinators by March 14, 2016. 
NHD wants to know...

NHD has developed two online graduate courses and is planning to expand offerings in 2016. We want to know what teachers want to learn!

Thank you for your feedback!
Ask the Expert Google+ Hangouts are Back!

Ask the Expert Google+ Hangout: Performances
National History Day, Fords' Theatre 
Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 7pm ET
Ask the Expert Google+ Hangout: Exhibits
National History Day, National Endowment for the Humanities  
Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 7pm ET
Ask the Expert Google+ Hangout: Documentaries
National History Day, National Endowment for the Humanities
Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 7pm ET

Did you miss the December hangouts for websites and papers?  
AHA Annual Meeting This Month!

The American Historical Association's annual conference is January 7-10 in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Congratulations to Kevin Wagner, an NHD teacher in Pennsylvania, who won the AHA's Beveridge Family Teaching Prize for 2015
Looking for a new student resource for women's suffrage topics?

The National Women's History Museum just released a new website, Crusade for the Vote, which includes sources for teachers and students studying this topic. This is a must-see for students studying this movement as part of their Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History projects!
Are your students researching science and medicine topics for NHD 2016?

The National Library of Medicine just posted a great blog with resources that students can use for 2016 NHD projects. 
NHD Debuted a New World War II Teaching & Learning Resource 

On Veterans 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.

In the summer of 2016 we are headed to the Mediterranean!
Resources to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther  King, Jr. 

In preparation for celebrating Martin Luther King Day on January 18,  consider reading King's most well-known writing "Letter from Birmingham Jail." It has been compared to Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and John Kennedy's First Inaugural Address in its literary and historical significance. It is recommended reading for Grades 9 and 10 on the Common Core English Language Arts State Standards, where it is listed as an exemplary text for teaching the  Integration of Knowledge and Ideas .

EDSITEmente's lesson Martin Luther King Jr. and Nonviolent Resistance offers the crucial historical context. King's letter was written in response to a public statement by eight white clergymen appealing to the local black population to use the courts and not the streets to secure civil rights. The clergymen counseled "law and order and common sense," not demonstrations that "incite to hatred and violence," as the most prudent means to promote justice. This criticism of King was elaborated the following year by a fellow Baptist minister, Joseph H. Jackson, who delivered a speech counseling blacks to reject "direct confrontation" and "stick to law and order."
By examining King's famous letter in defense of nonviolent protest, along with two significant criticisms of his direct action campaign, this lesson will help students assess various alternatives for securing civil rights for black Americans in a self-governing society.
Also, consider these summer institutes for teachers from the NEH Summer Programs in the Humanities.
Looking for tools to assist your NHD students?

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