The Annual NHD Contest Kit
The Annual NHD Contest Kit provides teachers everything they need to participate in the NHD contest. The kit includes the annual theme book, DVD introduction to NHD, contest rule book, information on meeting the NHD standards, an NHD fact sheet, NHD Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), testimony about NHD programs, judging sheets for each category, judging instruction packets for all categories and additional curriculum materials.
Making History Series
This series consists of six individual books. The author provides teachers a guide for implementing NHD in the classroom. The other five are guides to each contest category.
A Guide to Historical Research Through the National History Day Program
A team of ten veteran NHD teachers provide their best practices in supporting student research. The book is formatted to take teachers step-by-step through a school year, from topic selection to research presentation.
How to Create a Historical Exhibit
The National Archives explains exhibit design, using the same criteria that professional museum designers utilize in creating exhibits. For the student, the handbook describes in detail how the exhibit category is distinct from the other categories and why students might consider an exhibit to present their historical research.
How to Create a Historical Documentary
The History Channel provides a step-by-step process of producing a documentary that tells a historical story. Organizational tools are presented in the handbook along with an accompanying interactive DVD.
How to Create a Historical Performance
Colonial Williamsburg highlights the significant considerations when creating a historical performance. Included in this handbook are tips for script writing and choosing props and an accompanying DVD.
How to Create a Historical Paper
Newsweek outlines the process that takes students from research through the writing process and explains the most effective way to write a coherent, organized and interesting historical essay.
How to Create a Historical Web Site
The Center for History and New Media guides students in the process of web site development and presentation while maintaining quality historical content and originality.
Meeting the Standards
Meeting the Standards
Within the past decade American classrooms have adopted a standards-based curriculum. This requires teachers to make a direct connection on daily lessons to district, state and national standards. NHD anticipated this demand, and in support of teachers, developed a document that aligns history and language arts national standards to the historical research process.