Teacher Resources - National History Day Mentoring Program

The state of Georgia is fortunate to have a number of teachers who have successfully integrated NHD into their classrooms.  These experienced teachers have guided their students to both the state and national competitions and celebrated their success.  They are also very willing to share materials and ideas with you.  Below is more information about these excellent teachers and links to materials they have chosen to share with you in the hope that you will benefit from them.

Andy Blackburn, Rome High School, Rome Georgia, Behring High School Teacher of the Year, 2012

Lesson Plan 1
Lesson Plan 2
Connecticut NHD Educator's Handbook

Donna Graham, Macon Georgia, Behring Middle School Teacher of the Year, 2012
NHD Presentation
NHD Parent Signature Page

Chris Shelnutt, Eighth Grade Social Science Teacher, St. Luke School, Columbus Georgia Behring MIddle School Teacher of the Year, 2014

Annotated Bibliography
Introductory paragraphs
NHD interviews
Notes from sources
Plagiarism quiz

Workshop Resources

Last July we welcomed NHD Minnesota's own 'Mr. History' (aka Tim Hoogland).  He provided our workshop participants with a collection of materials useful in the classroom.  Some of these can be found below!!!

Getting started with a topic proposal and focus topics with the students

Biblography and Thesis
Thesis Development Worksheet
Bibliography and Process Paper

Map your way through your project
Map out your ideas to your NHD Project
Exhibit Map
Documentary Map

Work NHD into the classroom and with the Common Core.

Here are some websites to help your kids think like historians.

Contact Information

Kevin Shirley
Program Coordinator
Phone 706-880-8033
Email: kshirley@lagrange.edu

Contact the Program
Email: nhdhistory@lagrange.edu
Phone 706-880-8174