Why participate in National History Day in Missouri?
Empower your students with real-world skills and activate their creativity through National History Day in Missouri. This educational program lets your students shine while meeting Missouri Learning Standards.
National History Day in Missouri is a unique opportunity to explore the past in a creative, hands-on way. While producing a documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, or website, students will become experts on the topic they choose as they examine the 2020 contest theme: Breaking Barriers in History.
The National History Day experience offers educators several professional development opportunities: webinars, workshops, online graduate classes, and the Normandy Institute. Did you know that two Missouri student/teacher teams were selected to be part of the Normandy Institute in 2015 and one student/teacher team was selected in 2017?
Who can be a teacher/sponsor for a National History Day project?
Any adult willing to sponsor an eligible student (grades 6 to 12) is invited to help that student cultivate their love of history. Teachers from any public, private, or home school can serve as sponsors for National History Day in Missouri projects. Parents, guardians, or mentors are also invited to be NHD sponsors for students who are interested in participating.
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What educators have to say about NHD
"My students learn more from their NHD projects than from any other project we do." -Maureen Funk
"It is such a joy to see young people loving history and having fun before they even realize they are learning about primary and secondary sources and MLA format." -BH
"I love to see the excitement when a student makes a breakthrough on research while working on their project" -Paul Arnold
"NHD was such a great growth opportunity for my students. They all felt great about their interviews" -Charlene Free
Benefits of NHD
A national evaluation of National History Day found:
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Where to Stay?
Make your hotel reservations EARLY . . . Columbia hotels are busy in the spring!
2020 Featured Hotels:
Stoney Creek Inn
From $105/night; free Wi-Fi; heated indoor/outdoor swim-through pool; business center; fitness center; Hearth Bar
Mention the State Historical Society of Missouri
Drury Plaza Hotel Columbia East
From $109/night; free hot breakfast; free Wi-Fi; free popcorn and soft drinks; pool and fitness center
Drury Inn & Suites Columbia
From $99/night; free hot breakfast; free Wi-Fi; pool and fitness center
Mention NHDMO when you make your reservation.
Where to Park?
Head to the MU parking garages on Hitt, University, Virginia, Conley, and Turner Avenues. These are FREE on Saturdays!
Where to Eat?