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Lower Eastern Shore National History Day: Teacher Resources

The Lower Eastern Shore National History Day contest includes Dorchester, Somerset, and Wicomico Counties and is sponsored by the Salisbury University Libraries and the Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts at Salisbury University.



Maryland  Humanities, which sponsors the state National History Day program, has plentiful resources to support teachers, including:

  1. Main Maryland Humanities NHD teacher resources
  2. Maryland History Day Teacher Resources 2023 padlet with tons of helpful material
  3. Google folder with classroom resources, such as thesis development worksheets, sample parent letters, etc.
  4. Professional development opportunities
  5. Maryland History Day Teacher eNews


  1. Teacher resources: The national program of National History Day also provides teacher resources, including resources aimed specifically at middle school teachers and at high school teachers as well as rubrics for use in the classroom and links to "HELP! I'm a new NHD teacher" videos (4 parts).
  2. National program webinars and online courses for teachers
  3. Resources for teaching NHD virtually


  1. Minnesota History Day Curriculum and  Timeline
  2. Minnesota History Day category-specific resources
  3. National History Day in California teacher toolkit
  4. Wisconsin History Day teacher toolkit
  5. Wisconsin History Day category guides (quite useful but be aware that these haven't been updated to conform with the 2020 rule book):