NHD in 1-2-3

National History Day Workshops and Clinics

The NHD in 1 – 2 – 3 at NMAAHC workshop series is designed for student participants of National History Day to have a solid start in their research and the creation of their projects. We believe that having a narrowed and focused topic, diverse and supportive primary and secondary sources, and a strong thesis will put students on a path to have a successful National History Day experience. 

These workshops are generously supported by United Airlines.

2020 NHD at NMAAHC E-Review Clinic (Project Reviews)

Dates: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 to Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Join the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in supporting you to create a successful National History Day project!

Need help with your project before competition with: Narrowing or focusing your topic? Making your thesis stronger? Advice for last-minute research? Evaluating your analysis? Questions about the feedback from the judges?

Look no further! The NMAAHC offers an E-Review Clinic (project reviews) for student participants of National History Day. Students can submit a project on any historical subject.

This program is FREE, but registration is required.
Spots are limited.

Register

Previous Workshops (Fall 2019)

1. Finding and Narrowing a Topic

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019   Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Are you in need of a topic for your National History Day project? If so, join us! We will discuss the 2020 NHD theme Breaking Barriers in History and ways to find a suitable topic for you. You will use strategies for brainstorming to tighten your broad subject into a narrow topic. Then, the workshop will assist you in developing a research question to shape the focus of your project. We highly encourage students to bring along a parent/guardian or educator who will participate with them during some of the activities.

This workshop has concluded.

2. Identifying and Analyzing Sources and 3. Writing Your Argument and Thesis

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

These two workshops have been combined. 

What is one of the biggest factors that separates a successful National History Day project from a less successful one? It is finding and effectively utilizing quality primary and secondary sources. This workshop will guide student participants of NHD through an interactive research experience, simulating the overall process for conducting historical research on a project. Students will learn methods and improve skills on finding, accessing, analyzing, and evaluating primary and secondary sources by investigating examples from the NMAAHC collection.  Also, this workshop will guide student participants of National History Day through an interactive experience simulating the process of writing a historical thesis and forming an argument. Students will use examples from the NMAAHC galleries and collections to complete activities.

We highly encourage students to bring along a parent, guardian or educator who will participate with them during some of the activities.


Fee: $10.00 per student 

This workshop has concluded.