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National History Day in Massachusetts


  • Our "Ask a NHD Coordinator" chat will be available between 3pm and 5pm EST on Monday, 3/8, Tuesday, 3/9, and Wednesday, 3/10. We will also plan to offer some chat windows later this spring for students who have advanced to the next rounds. You can find the link to the chat on our Contest Info page.
  • Our NHD Teacher Webinar, "Introduction to New NHD Rules and Virtual Project Guidelines," is now available!  

Upcoming Events and Program Offerings

Office Hours for Teachers

This year NHD MA will be instituting Teacher Office Hours! Get your questions answered by MA coordinators or experienced NHD teachers, brainstorm with other educators in a shared space, or simply come to enjoy the company.
These sessions will take place on the first Wednesday evening of every month from 5 PM-6PM:
  • Wednesday, December 2nd 5-6 PM
  • Wednesday, Jan. 6 (5-6 PM)
  • Wednesday, Feb 3 (5-6PM)

REGISTER HERE for one or multiple sessions. We will send the Zoom link one day prior to each session.

Office Hours for Students

We’re now offering office hours for NHD students as well!  Join us for a chance to ask those burning NHD questions and brainstorm with NHD peers!

These sessions will take place on the first Wednesday afternoon of every month from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM.  Each session will have a particular theme we'll be addressing, but students are welcome to bring questions about any other topic as well!

  • Wednesday, December 2nd: Tips for Conducting Research and Finding Sources
  • Wednesday, January 6th: Writing a Strong Historical Argument
  • Wednesday, February 3rd: The Annotated Bibliography and Process Paper 
  • More TBA: Watch this space!

REGISTER HERE for one or multiple sessions.  We will send the Zoom link one day prior to each session.

Virtual Class Visits

NHD MA Coordinators Kate and Elyssa are ready to join you in your classroom!  We are offering free class presentations to any interested teachers.  Past virtual class topics have included:

  • Why NHD is AWESOME
  • The NHD Theme & Choosing a Topic
  • Conducting Research (Primary vs. Secondary Sources, Finding sources online, how to assess if a source is credible, etc.)
  • New NHD Rules and Rubric
  • Virtual Project Guidelines
  • and much more (we take requests!)

If you're interested in having us visit your classroom and work with your students, email us at and we'll discuss details.  We look forward to seeing you on Zoom!