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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

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