The National History Day in North Dakota program offers everything educators need to bring project-based learning to their classrooms. The program integrates with an interdisciplinary, standards-based curriculum and provides students with a variety of choices in topic and presentation. Not only does National History Day in North Dakota offer a ready to implement, “off-the-shelf” project-based learning method, it makes history relevant to students, teaching them how and why to think like a historian. History Day is inquiry-based and incorporates 21st Century skills through collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.

The National History Day in North Dakota program wants to make sure that educators have plenty of support as they introduce the program to their classrooms, and staff at the State Historical Society are here to help. We can meet with educators, students, parents, and administrative officials to help share the value of the program, how to get started, and what to do next. We provide a variety of resources to help simplify this process including workshops, research open houses, mentoring programs, classroom visits, webinars, and email help. Contact the state coordinator at ndstudies@nd.govSign up to receive our monthly educator newsletter.



Professional Development: Whether you’re new to History Day or you’ve participated numerous times, we have a workshop or webinar just the right size for you. History Day 101 is a great entry point for educators new to the program. Learn about the fundamentals and framework of the History Day program, implementation strategies, support resources, program benefits, and see some sample projects. Topics for advanced teacher workshops vary but include an exploration of the annual theme, curriculum planning, guiding students through research projects, evaluating web sources, running school and regional contests, and special topics determined annually. Learn more and register here.  

National History Day Workshops: Workshops and other professional development opportunities are also available online and in-person directly through the National History Day program


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Classroom Visits: History Day staff can visit your classroom either in person or online to introduce the National History Day in North Dakota program to your students.

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