Researching Local History for National History Day

3 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for National History Day Only

National History Day (NHD) is offering a course for teachers and school librarians that focuses on local history topics. The course will model the research process, using local histories as case studies, and provide practical advice and pedagogical strategies for implementing NHD into a classroom.

Course Details

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

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for NHD teachers nationwide, grades 4-12.



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What You Will Learn

  • Create a portfolio of research sources, notes, and strategies to find and organize research, as well as:
  • A curriculum plan for helping students tailor a research plan for NHD projects;
  • A portfolio of classroom instructional materials;
  • An annotated bibliography of all research sources; and
  • A research paper that demonstrates the skills of quoting, paraphrasing, and citing research


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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