This past June a number of staff from the AHA and I had the opportunity to serve as judges in the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest, held at the University of Maryland-College Park.
Not many 16-year-olds spend their off-school time sitting in a dusty archive, weeding through original railroad records. Nor do they have the inclination to track down and develop an oral history of the first generation female law school graduates at
In the news this week, the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial has opened to the public but features quotes that have left some scratching their heads. Then, consider signing up to be part of a Smithsonian Channel discussion about
Every year National History Day engages and inspires thousands of students in the work of history through papers, websites, documentaries, exhibits, and performances. This year’s competition (centered on the theme of “Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, and Consequences”)