National History Day (NHD) is a great program to help students in grades 6-12 practice research and critical thinking skills, elements important to their future in the workplace and school. For students and teachers particularly interested in local history, or who live far from HSP and want to find primary-source documents close to home, a small repository may be a good place to do research.
Tonight from 4:30 - 7:00 pm, for the fourth year in a row, HSP will be hosting the citywide kick-off program for NHD Philly. Teachers are invited to learn what NHD is and how it aligns with Pennsylvania Core Standards, and to meet with representatives from over twenty of Philadelphia's cultural institutions who will share their resources for student research. Event details here .
Don't forget about the small repositories! We wrote a blog post about Local History Resources for National History Day 2015 on HSP's Educators Blog here .