National History Day Mentoring Program

"The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate 'apparently ordinary' people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people."
K. Patricia Cross

"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops."
Henry Adams

Pat Cross's declaration seems particularly appropriate for those who lead their students into National History Day.  It is indeed a program that includes contests and competition, but for us, as educators, NHD is not really about the contest.  It is about creating opportunities for 'apparently ordinary' students to achieve 'extraordinary' results.  NHD provides a vehicle that allows students to achieve things they never thought possible.

Upcoming Webinars

Leadership and Legacy in History Theme Webinar Notes for Teachers

The learning and assessment environment continues to evolve with a growing emphasis upon project based learning and performance based assessment.  Now more than ever National History Day is a powerful pedagogical tool.  Click the banner and see the results of NHD's last evaluation.  


We've got plenty of materials to help you with NHD.  Click the banner to learn more.


Click the banner to access materials provided by Georgia's Patricia Behring Teachers of the Year and last year's Teacher Workshop facilitated by Mr. Tim Hoogland of NHD Minnesota.

Contact Information

Kevin Shirley
Program Coordinator
Phone 706-880-8033

Contact the Program
Phone 706-880-8174