Researching Local History for National History Day
National History Day wants to expand and support professional development for Social Studies teachers, English teachers, and school librarians across the nation and around the world. For over 20 years, NHD has developed materials, lessons, and summer institutes to help teachers improve their content knowledge and their strategies for working with students.

In fall 2021, National History Day (NHD) is offering a course for teachers and school librarians that focuses on local history topics. The course will model the research process, using local histories as case studies, and provide practical advice as well as pedagogical strategies for implementing NHD into a classroom.

The fall session of the course will run from September 13, 2021 to December 13, 2021.

Teachers will have two options:
1. Graduate credit option - With a passing grade, teachers may earn three graduate extension credits from the University of San Diego. The total cost is $650.00 ($425 for the course fee, $225 for the graduate credits.)

2. Audit option - With an 80% or better average, teachers will receive a certification of course completion referencing 90 hours from National History Day. The total cost is the $425.00 course fee.

Enroll now – space is limited. Registration will close on Friday, September 3, 2021. Join us and see how this strategy can revolutionize the teaching of history in your classroom.

Note: Each state and school district recognizes credit differently. Please review this course with your school to make sure that credits will be accepted at the end. If you have questions, please contact Lynne O'Hara - Lynne@nhd.org.
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All registrants will receive a confirmation of registration. Requests for withdrawing must be made in writing to Lynne O’Hara at Lynne@nhd.org. Requests received before September 3, 2021, will be honored. Registrants will receive their tuition payment minus a $25 processing fee. Requests will be processed on or after September 15, 2021. Requests received between September 3, 2021 and September 13, 2021 must be made in writing to Lynne O’Hara at Lynne@nhd.org and will be honored, but a $100 materials fee will be charged if the course has been released or materials were mailed. Requests will be processed on or after September 30, 2021. Please provide us with any additional information relevant to this course below.
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