National History Day in the Classroom – Workshop for Teachers


July 15-19, 2018, LaGrange College, LaGrange, Georgia
Middle and High School teachers (all levels of NHD experience)

Hosted by LaGrange College, and part of NHD Georgia’s mentoring and outreach partnership, this workshop will focus on implementing National History Day in the classroom—from topic selection and research, to project development and presentation. Under the leadership of Tim Hoogland, architect of Minnesota History Day and currently instructor at the University of Minnesota, NHD master teachers, LaGrange College history faculty and Lewis Library staff, teachers will learn many tips and engage in hands-on practice with the goal of strengthening their work with student researchers in the classroom. For 2018 we will once again have 'break out' sessions specifically designed for experienced NHD teachers. The College’s Lewis Library is the venue, which allows research access to its collections and digital reference materials.  The workshop will introduce participants to all NHD presentation categories with an emphasis upon documentary production. This workshop is open to 25 teachers.

Registration: Teachers may register as either Residential or Commuter.

  • Residential Fee: $140 – Fee includes training, activities, resources,housing and most meals. Housing is in the LaGrange College Servant Scholars dorm, which features private rooms and baths with shared living rooms and kitchens, and most meals are taken in the College’s Pitts Dining Hall.
    Please note that on campus housing is limited and will be assigned on a first come/first served basis.
  • Commuter Fee: $75– Fee includes training, activities, resources and most meals.
  • Affiliate Coordinator Fee: $250 (residential)

A deposit of $75 for residential participants and $40 for commuters is due at the time of registration. Cancellations after 1 June 2018 result in loss/forfeiture of deposit.

Certificates of completion will be provided for placement in your professional development portfolio.

Space is limited so register asap!

For more information please contact:

Laura McCarty, State Co Coordinator
National History Day in Georgia 


Kevin Shirley
State Co Coordinator
National History Day in Georgia

Application Deadline:June 1, 2018. To apply, complete and return the following form along with registration fee/deposit (payable to LaGrange College):

Download the print application

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Kevin Shirley
Program Coordinator
Phone 706-880-8033

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Phone 706-880-8174