Information for Educators

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Inspire students to examine their world through the lens of Turning Points in History. In affiliation with National History Day, build student investment in project-based learning by offering students the opportunity to choose a topic related to the overarching theme. Vermont History Day is a powerful conduit for rich exploration through archival research. Essential questions will drive critical inquiry while bolstering transferable skills like analyzation, interpretation, and presentation. Harness your students' creative abilities to showcase their learning through original papers, exhibits, performances, websites, or documentaries. What will your students teach us about their world from their unique perspective? 

National History Day (NHD) programs, including Vermont History Day, are open to all students and teachers without regard to race, sex, religion, physical abilities, economic status, or sexual orientation. NHD does not discriminate against, or limit participation by, physically challenged students. NHD staff and affiliate coordinators strive to accommodate students with special needs.

The National History Day (NHD) website has a wealth of information about incorporating the program into your classroom.


Educator Workshop

Vermont History Day Educator Workshop - Friday, January 19, 2024
Vermont History Museum, Montpelier - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Whether you are new to History Day, or you are just curious about participation, all educators are encouraged to attend. This in-depth workshop will examine the different options for integrating History Day into your classroom or school. Educators will learn how to support students through the process of creating projects and participating at the state and national level. Workshop topics include:

  • A "Year in the Life" of a VHD teacher
  • How to guide students through the research process
  • Crafting a strong thesis
  • Finding appropriate primary and secondary sources

Pre-registration is required. REGISTER NOW

A $45.00 registration fee includes both lunch, and a certificate for 6 hours of professional development.


For more information, contact or (802) 828-1413.

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