Each year, more than half a million students nationwide participate in National History Day, a unique program in which students choose a topic related to the annual theme, conduct primary and secondary research and present their findings. With more than 600,000 printed items and more than 21 million manuscript and graphic items that span over 350 years, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania is a valuable resource for teachers and students participating in NHD.
Attend this workshop to find out about the unique offerings of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, including lesson plans and primary and secondary sources that will help you incorporate NHD into your classroom throughout the year. The workshop will be conducted by Claire Frosch, teacher and Beneficial National History Day Fellow. Beneficial Bank generously supports the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s involvement in National History Day.
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Historical Society of Pennsylvania
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is one of the oldest historical societies and one of the largest family history libraries in the nation. Following a complete merger with the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, HSP is also a leading repository of immigrant and ethnic history. It is second only to the Library of Congress for material on the nation’s founding and is the country’s third most popular destination for genealogical study. With approximately 21 million records including manuscripts, graphics, and books that span over 350 years of history, HSP is an invaluable resource for historical research.
HSP serves thousands of on-site visitors each year. It also offers a research-by-mail service and extensive online resources, including a library catalog, finding aids, digital collection, and curricular materials. HSP hosts educator workshops and public programs, and publishes a quarterly scholarly journal. To learn more about HSP or to become a member, visit us at www.hsp.org.