National History Day is a vehicle for reaching Common Core State Standards (CCSS) student learning goals in history, academic reading and writing, message-based creative project development, effective use of technology, and interpersonal communication. NHD directly addresses the following CCSS areas:
Reading Informational Text & Literature
Writing, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Analysis
Speaking & Listening
Instead of being squeezed into a packed curriculum, NHD blends History and English-language arts objectives and skills simultaneously. Students can create NHD projects as part of their classroom experience. Teachers can then decide if all or selected projects will move on to a loal NHD competition.
The link below is a PDF titled: National History Day and the Common Core State Standards: Connections and Correlations