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Lesson Plans & NHD Curriculum Book

The National History Day curriculum books contain lesson plans, classroom activities, research tips, Internet sources and many other useful teaching tools. The curriculum books are created related to the annual NHD contest theme, but the material can be used in general classrooms as well. Many teachers find the books to be extremely valuable resources for classroom teaching. To request a curriculum book contact your state coordinator.

If you have created a lesson plan and would like to share it with other educators, please send an electronic version of the plan to Ann Claunch, NHD Curriculum Director, for review.

2008 Theme Book
Conflict and Compromise in History

2007 Theme Book
Triumph and Tragedy in History

2006 Curriculum Book
Taking a Stand in History: People, Ideas, Events - full book
  • 2006 Curriculum Book pages 1-38.
  • 2006 Curriculum Book pages 39-66.
  • 2006 Curriculum Book pages 67-97.

  • 2005 Curriculum Book
    Communication in History: The Key to Understanding - full book

    2004 Curriculum Book
    Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History - Table of Contents
    Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History - full book

    2003 Curriculum Book
    Rights and Responsibilities in History

    2002 Curriculum Book
    Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History

    2001 Curriculum Book
    Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas


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