A website from the Massachusetts Historical Society; founded 1791.

Resources for Teachers

Getting Started 

Visit the National History Day website to learn more about this year’s theme and the different types of projects your students can create! You will also find the NHD Rule Book, sample evaluation forms, and suggestions for integrating the NHD model into your existing curriculum.

Participate in Massachusetts History Day

Learn more about the competition process, as well as important contest dates, at the Massachusetts History Day website.

Explore our Online Collections

Review these online resources, which provide sets of digitized manuscripts, printed items, photographs, and artifacts that have been organized around a common topic, such as the American Revolution, the letters exchanged by John and Abigail Adams, Massachusetts and the Civil War, or women who volunteered for the Red Cross during World War I.

Visit our Library

The Society's library is free and open to researchers of all ages. Teachers and parents are welcome (and encouraged!) to accompany their students on a research visit to the Society.

Student Programs

Introduce your class to the Society, and the excitement of primary-source-research, through a trip to our headquarters in Boston.

Attend a Workshop

The Society offers regular workshops for educators, including special programs focused on National History Day. Explore a list of our upcoming offerings.


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