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National History Day Resources

NMAAHC wants to support your National History Day project.  Through workshops, resources, and feedback sessions, NMAAHC is here to support your path to being a historian. 
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Upcoming Events

Writing a Thesis for Your NHD Project

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017    Time: TBD

In this workshop, students will learn how to craft a strong and effective thesis statement for their NHD project.  We highly encourage students to bring along a parent/guardian or educator who is supporting them through the NHD project process.

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Student Workshops 2017-2018

Upcoming Events

I Think, Therefore I Infodoodle! --CANCELED for September 16, 2017

***Due to a large number of events and numerous street closures scheduled in downtown D.C. on Saturday, September 16th, NMAAHC is canceling the student workshop, I Think, Therefore I Infodoodle

This workshop will be rescheduled at a future date.  Please check back for updates. ***

Join best-selling author and global infodoodler Sunni Brown for a hands-on, interactive experience designed to unlock your native capacity to create and apply visual language for better thinking and faster problem-solving. Based on a book called The Doodle Revolution featured in The New York TimesFast Company and Oprah, this session will take students all the way from the basics of visual language to a form of visual note-taking that supports learning and comprehension, memory, concentration, engagement and effective presentation. Use “infodoodling" to learn more effectively, get relevant insights and dive into your world in an entirely different way. Non-artists are not only welcomed but will get exuberant high-fives for showing up!

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  • Students gather to take a group selfie photo (2015)
    Students gather to take a group selfie photo (2015)
  • Facilitators read and discuss with participants (2014)
    Facilitators read and discuss with participants (2014)
  • A group of students that participated in the Power of the Written Word (2015)
    A group of students that participated in the Power of the Written Word (2015)
  • Student sit in a circle in the museum and are engaged in a connection exercise
    Students participate in a connection exercise (2015)
  • A sample of student writing (2013)
    A sample of student writing (2013)
  • Students participate in a team building activity which uses Jenga pieces to encourage collaboration. (2014)
    Students participate in a team building activity which uses Jenga pieces to encourage collaboration. (2014)
  • A student speaks at the podium during final presentations.
    Final presentation (2014)
  • Students stand on a circle to participate in a listening exercise
    "The Wright Family" listening exercise (2015)
  • A female student looks into a case at a piece of African art
    Student contemplates identity as she examines a piece of art (2014)
  • Group discussion in the D.W. Reynolds Center courtyard (2014)
    Group discussion in the D.W. Reynolds Center courtyard (2014)
  • Students respond to writing prompts in the gallery (2013)
    Students respond to writing prompts in the gallery (2013)
  • Students stand in front of the Changing America NMAAHC exhibition
    TWLI participants visited the NMAAHC gallery (2013)
  • Students and facilitator participate in discussion in the classroom
    Students and facilitator participate in discussion (2013)
  • TWLI participants (2014)
    TWLI participants (2014)