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 2023 contest theme: Frontiers in History.
The National History Day experience offers educators several professional development opportunities: webinars, workshops, and online graduate classes.
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.
Let's get started! Download the NHD Teacher Packet and guide students through the NHD process.
Ready to begin? Make sure to check out these great resources:
Want more info? Check out other teacher resources.
Questions? Contact us!
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
"This has been an adventure of a first year: the benefits for our students are so clear" -Sarah P.
"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!
Stoney Creek Inn
Drury Plaza Hotel Columbia East
Drury Inn & Suites Columbia
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?
There are numerous restaurant choices close to the University of Missouri campus. Explore the options in the District here.
Additionally, there are some on-campus dining options at the MU Student Center and Memorial Student Union. Check their Saturday hours for availability.