Course Description

Credit Validation for National History Day Participants Only

National History Day® (NHD), in conjunction with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, will be offering a Landmarks of American History institute in the summer called Freedom Summer: 60 Years Later. The program includes three live webinars with expert historians and an NHD curriculum specialist. Teachers will read the latest scholarship, engage in three virtual programs, and attend a live institute.

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for Teachers and librarians, grades K-12 accepted to this program.

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What You Will Learn

  • Identify applications of the principles of the Declaration of Independence as applied across U.S. history
  • Practice active learning strategies to help engage students with primary sources from the era
  • Identify strategies to help students think analytically using primary sources
  • Practice skills by participating in five live webinar programs with leading historians and NHD curriculum specialists
  • Discuss the content in a small section of teachers with similar teaching assignments to help solve common challenges
  • Complete five assignments with a student partner to expand research and critical thinking skills


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