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From Camp David to the Carter Center: Leadership and Legacy in the Life of America’s 39th President

An excerpt from the 2015 NHD “Leadership & Legacy in History” Theme Book, by Kahlil Chism, education specialist at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum. Continue reading

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Constitution Day: Application in the Classroom

Take ideas for classroom activities from these Constitution Day family activities at the National Archives. Continue reading

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Poetry Slam: A Different Way to Use Primary Sources

Students assemble key sentences from primary sources into poems to tell a larger story. Continue reading

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September 9th NHD Kick-off Webinar with National History Day and the White House Historical Association

Join us to explore the Leadership and Legacy theme. Teachers, students, and parents are welcome! Continue reading

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NHD’s Normandy Institute at the National Archives

Students who participated in NHD’s “Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom” Institute recount their research experience at the National Archives at College Park, MD. Continue reading

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Distance Learning with the National Archives

We can bring the National Archives to you…virtually. Next school year, we’ll have a whole new menu of programs. Continue reading

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Teaching with Artifacts: What Edith Galt Wilson’s Suit Can Teach Students about World War I and Women in America

Students feel like detectives on a mission to discover what they can learn about history when they learn with artifacts. Continue reading

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Oh Freedom! William and Ellen Craft’s Escape from Slavery and Continued Search for Freedom

A new primary source activity introduces students to the Crafts, who escaped slavery and were pursued under the Fugitive Slave Act in 1850. Continue reading

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New Teaching Activity: From Dred Scott to the Civil Rights Act of 1875

Students will learn how rights for African-Americans changed quickly from the Dred Scott decision to the Civil Rights Act of 1875 by examining primary sources and explaining the relationships between them. Continue reading

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Historic Videos for National History Day Projects

Our new Historic Video Footage web page lists over 500 videos related to this year’s NHD theme that students can use in their projects. We have included a sampling on our YouTube channel. Continue reading

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