The T.R.R. Cobb House and Athens-Clarke County Library, along with the National History Day Georgia co-coordinators LaGrange College and Georgia Humanities and regional host University of Georgia, are welcoming applications from middle and high school teachers for a full-day introductory workshop about National History Day on Thursday, July 14 from 9:30am-4:30pm at the Athens-Clarke County Library. National History Day (NHD) is a dynamic way to engage students in historical research and discourse. Attendees will discover best practices, develop partnerships, and learn how to incorporate NHD into the classroom.
Only ten spots will be available, and those chosen to attend will receive lunch and a $150 stipend after completion of the workshop. Applicants must teach in Clarke, Barrow, Oconee, Madison, Jackson, or Oglethorpe Counties. Middle and high school media/ library instructors are also welcome to apply if their school is committed to having students compete in History Day.
Workshop attendees must commit to teaching National History Day in your classroom this year and send at least one project to compete in the district level competition (held at the University of Georgia in February).
Workshop instructors will walk applicants through the National History Day annual theme, how to help students narrow a topic, how to find and cite primary and secondary sources, and how to put a project together. Instructors will also be virtually available to attendees throughout the school year to help with questions and assist with getting ready for competition.
Applications will be available at https://bit.ly/NHDGAthens on Friday, June 10 and close Thursday, June 30. Applicants will be contacted on July 1 regarding their acceptance. Those not chosen will be added to a wait list. For more information, please contact Ashleigh Oatts at firstname.lastname@example.org.