Engaging students and teachers in historical research & skills development

Teach.

Over 600,000 middle- and high-school students participate annually.
More than 30,000 teachers participate annually.

Prepare.

Students learn:

Critical thinking
Problem-solving skills
Research and reading skills
Self-esteem and confidence

Inspire.

I believe that knowing where you came from and where you're going is essential to succeed in society.
‑ Student
I have a student - she is legally blind - working on a documentary.
‑ Teacher

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  • Whitehall exhibitors among Top 20 at NHD National Contest
  • Wilton students present at National Museum of American History
  • Local teens win National History Day Competition
Morning Education: A daily overview of education policy news
Teaching the Hough Riots
Willa Yonkman wins national history award
Whitehall exhibitors among Top 20 at NHD National Contest
Wilton students present at National Museum of American History
Local teens win National History Day Competition

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Taking A Stand in History

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