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2017 NHD Theme Taking a Stand in History

2017 NHD Theme Taking a Stand in History

Getting Started with National History Day

Get your students started on National History Day by taking our online course, Getting Started with National History Day.

This course will

  • - Inspire new teachers to try the NHD program
  • - Engage teachers in active learning through activities
  • - Provide resources for implementing NHD in the classroom
  • - Demonstrate how the Common Core State Standards and National History Day are a perfect match!

Visit the National History Day site to see sample projects, register for graduate courses, and find additional teacher resources.

Look at the theme book to learn about this year's theme, Taking a Stand in History and to get ideas for project topics.

Getting Started with NHD (online course) »

Contact Ellen to plan a workshop in your area »

2017 NHD Theme Book: Taking a Stand in History »

Theme Narrative & Sample Topics »

In Depth with Google Hangouts

Join us for a series of in-depth webinars, presented by New Mexico professionals for History Day students and teachers. Each webinar will be recorded and shared on our YouTube channel.

Each webinar will air live at 4:30 on the date specified.

August 16 Exploring the Theme (recording available)

August 30: Planning Your Year (recording available)

September 13: Choosing Categories and Topics (recording available)

September 27: Developing a Thesis (recording available)

October 11: Using New Mexico Archives (recording available)

October 25: Ask a Website Expert

November 8: Ask a Performance Expert

November 22: Ask a Documentary Expert

December 6: Using Primary Sources

January 17: Ask an Exhibit Expert

February 14: Preparing for the Contest

To participate, you will need a browser with speakers, capable of playing video.

NMHC YouTube Channel »

NHD Step by Step

Click the links to navigate to a page with a recorded webinar and downloadable resources for the classroom.

Planning an NHD Year »

Exploring the Theme »

Choosing a Topic »

Writing a NHD Thesis Statement »

Doing NHD Research »

Teacher Workshops

We will be scheduling several hands on workshops are scheduled around New Mexico throughout the season.


Hands-on History Day! - Farmington

Saturday, September 10, 2016


Farmington Public Schools - EPO Office

1400 A East 20th St.

Farmington, NM 87401


These workshops will help teachers use the National History Day curriculum with their students and will facilitate the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

What do you want to learn? Click the link below to complete a very short survey so we know what teachers need to know to implement NHD in your classrooms!

Contact Ellen for sign-up instructions.

505-633-7372 or

Register for September 10 Workshop in Farmington »

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