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.
NHD National Contest Week Activities at NMAAHC
June 11-14, 2017
The National Museum of African American History and Culture welcomes National History Day (NHD) participants along with their family and friends to the museum and to Washington D.C!
NMAAHC has scheduled activities and programming to celebrate the conclusion of the 2017 contest year: Taking a Stand in History and to prepare for the upcoming 2018 contest year: Conflict and Compromise in History.
All activities and programming require entry into the museum by way of advanced or timed same day passes.
The Power of the Written Word
Teen Writing & Literature Summer Institute
Power of the Written Word exposes teen participants to classic pieces of African American literature. Through guided discussions, this program allows teens to hone critical literature analysis, improve dialogue abilities, and strengthen their writing skills.
Facilitated by classroom teachers, students participate in discussion, complete writing assignments, and explore museum experiences which investigate themes within the chosen work and the larger American story.
Designed for rising 9th-12th grade students, participants complete a selection of short readings and reflection assignments at home as well as abide by a code of conduct while in the institute. The Museum provides the literature and supporting resources. This institute is FREE but registration is required as well as a commitment to attending the full week. Teen participants will be responsible for bringing for their own lunch.
Check back here for updates on Summer 2017 programs