National History Day Workshops


Online/Distance Learning

Student Searching Website
  • Student workshops: Connect using your school's video conferencing equipment to learn how to access online primary sources related to this year's NHD theme on DocsTeach.org and in our main online catalog. For grades 6–12, 45 minutes, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. EST on Tuesdays in January, Wednesdays in February, Thursdays in March, and Tuesdays in April. Contact Us
  • Student workshops: Join "Getting Started on Research with the Hoover Library" via webinar for 1.5 hours or in 20-minute subject modules: "Boxes and Books"—primary and secondary sources, how to find them, and keeping a paper trail; "Process Paper Basics"—information to track and record for a process paper; "Computer Connections"—productive ways to search online for historical materials; and "Topics Corner"—focusing research topics and the Hoover Library’s collections. For grades 5–12, can be customized. Contact Us
  • Recorded webinar for teachers: View Teaching Tools for National History Day featuring the National History Day organization, the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, and the National Archives at Philadelphia from November 12, 2013, on YouTube.

Washington, DC

Declaration of Independence
  • Teacher and student workshops and research assistance on certain Saturdays in the Boeing Learning Center at the National Archives Museum. For dates, check the: DC National History Day Page
  • Students, families, and teachers can visit the Boeing Learning Center at the National Archives Museum to explore primary sources for NHD projects Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Reservations not required; but advance notice is helpful. Contact Us

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum (West Branch, IA)

Herbert Hoover
  • Student workshop at the Hoover Presidential Library, January 31, 2014: "Category Exploration" Register
  • Student workshops "NHD Toolkit: The Nuts and Bolts of Written Materials," "Getting Started on Research," and "Category Exploration" are offered via distance learning or classroom visit. (319) 643-6031 or Contact Us

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum (Independence, MO)

Harry Truman
  • Classroom presentations made by appointment. Contact Us

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