Are you feeling a little overwhelmed about helping your students with their History Day journey? We are here to help! Here at the state office, we're offering two special workshops and have CHD staff and volunteers who are excited to conduct a workshop in your classroom!
Upcoming Special Workshops:
Educator Workshop with NHD's Lynee O'Hara
Friday, October 12, 2018
Connecticut's Old State House
800 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Join National History Day's Director of Programs, Lynne O'Hara to delve into this year's theme of Triumph and Tragedy in History and learn strategies for coaching your History Day student. Participants will receive a free theme book and other materials. Paid parking is available at State House Square Garage (55 Market Street). Register HERE.
Connecticut History Day Kick-Off Workshop (for Teachers AND Students)
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut
405 Babbidge Road, Unit 1205. Storrs, CT 06269
Discuss this year's NHD theme of Triumph & Tragedy and brainstorm topic ideas with historians. Student participants will provide practical advice for enjoying the History Day experience and creating a successful project. Enjoy the opportunity to view some of the archives' treasures and learn about accessing primary documents with archivist Laura Smith. Register HERE.
Light refreshments will be served at the start of the workshop.
Can't make it to one of these special workshops? We can come to you! Schedule one of our FREE in-class workshops by calling (860)368-0738 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
History Day 101: Introduction to Connectiuct History Day
Get your students excited and prepared to participate in CHD! Discover the many opportunities for student choice and exploration by hearing form past student partiicpants and viewing projects from previous years.
NEW! Introducing the 2019 NHD Theme: Triumph & Tragedy in History
Explore this year's NHD theme of Triumph & Tragedy in History. Brainstorm topic ideas and discuss how to link topics with the theme.
History Day 102: Project Check-In
Are your students on track with their projects? Do they need suggestions for improving their research and project creation? A History Day educator will come to your classroom and meet with students, provide suggestions, and strategies for their CHD journey.
Learn more about available CHD in-class workshops HERE.
In addition to workshops, there are other resources available to educators and students!
Connecticut History Day Website
The 2019 NHD Theme Book, CHD Educators Handbook, 2019 List of Connecticut Topics, CHD Student Handbook, and the NHD Rule Book (in English and Spanish) are all available right here on the website! Check here (the CHD Blog) frequently as posts will be updated every couple of weeks. Look for posts from students, teachers, and others!
Both NHD and CHD have facebook pages. Follow them to see highlighted materials and get updates on the program!
National History Day Website
There are a ton of wonderful resources for teachers on the NHD website. Check out the series of videos for new teachers along with curriculum materials! Want to learn more about this year's theme? Check out materials exploring Triumph & Tragedy in History (including a webinar) HERE.
Don't feel overwhelmed or alone! Contact the State Office at (860)368-0738 or email Rebecca.Taber-Conover@CTPublicAffairsNetwork.org if you have questions or need assistance!