National History Day 2017 Teacher Workshop

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National History Day (NHD) is a highly regarded academic program for middle and secondary school students. The Chowan History Day Workshop is a free event that provides educators with the tools needed to incorporate History Day into your lesson plans. CEUs available upon request.

**Registration deadline is October 21, 2016.**

Schedule of Events

9:00-9:15 – Welcome and Introduction 
9:15-9:45 – What is History Day? 
9:50-10:15 – History Day, A Teacher’s Perspective 
10:15 – 10:25 – Break
10:25-11:15 – 2016 Theme and Sample Projects 
11:15-12:15 – Lunch, Thomas Cafeteria
12:15-12:45 – Resources I, Chowan Library
12:45-1:10 – Resources II, Hope Plantation 
1:10-1:20 – Break
1:20-2:15 – Integration into Curriculum Roundtable
2:15-2:30 – Concluding Remarks 


Each year, more than half a million students, encouraged by thousands of teachers nationwide participate in the NHD contest. Students choose historical topics related to a theme and conduct extensive primary and secondary research through libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews and historic sites. After analyzing and interpreting their sources and drawing conclusions about their topics' significance in history, students present their work in original papers, websites, exhibits, performances and documentaries. These products are entered into competitions in the spring at local, state and national levels where they are evaluated by professional historians and educators. The program culminates each June at a National Contest at University of Maryland at College Park.

2017 Theme: Taking a Stand in History
2017 Regional History Day contest at Chowan University: March 17, 2017
2017 State History Day contest in Raleigh, NC: April 29, 2017
2017 National History Day contest in College Park, MD: June 11-15, 2017