Resources for National History Day 2023: Frontiers in History

A frontier in music: United States Patent 5,255,452 - the shoes used to perform the anti-gravity illusion move seen in Michael Jackson's 1988 "Smooth Criminal" video. Congratulations to all the students who participated in and were recognized at the National History Day 2022 contests! Your work is always inspirational, and we are happy to know … Continue reading Resources for National History Day 2023: Frontiers in History

Former President Herbert Hoover sitting with German Chancellor Adolf Hitler in Hitler's home

When Hoover met Hitler, a Lesson in Media Literacy

Students can study press coverage of a 1938 meeting between former President Hoover and Adolf Hitler to learn about media literacy, conflicting primary sources, and Constitutional rights. Join us February 1st for a free, interactive program for students in grades 4-12!

Dr. Patricia Bath

“A Phenomenal Story”: A Student Discovers the Barrier-Breaking Life and Work of Dr. Patricia Bath

Read about one student's research into legislative, genealogical and video sources to create a National History Day documentary project about Dr. Patricia Bath.

Communication in History: Resources for NHD 2021

Find primary sources and teaching activities for National History Day!

DocsTeach NHD page

Breaking Barriers in History: Resources for NHD 2020

Find primary sources and teaching activities for National History Day!

Teachers at 2017 open house

Educators Open House in Washington, DC

DC metro area educators are invited to attend an open house at the National Archives on September 12.