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Colorado History Day

National History Day in Colorado

Thinking About Implementing History Day in Your Curriculum?

Come learn more at History Day in Action:

When: May 3, 2014 from 9:00-1:00
Where: CU Denver on the Auraria Campus
Click here for more details

RSVP to Kory Franken (

New and Improved Educator Workshop:

Leaving a Legacy of Leadership:
Primary Sources & National History Day
Educator Workshop
September 11 & 12, 2014
Click here for the flyer


  • How to incorporate and strengthen History Day instruction in your classroom
  • How to search and locate millions of digital primary sources on the Library of Congress website (New this year: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels based upon teacher skill-level and experience)
  • How to create basic inquiry-based learning experiences
  • How to include Colorado history topics in your History Day instruction and in your classroom

Who is Eligible:

  • Current, past, and future History Day teachers who are committed to using History Day (new History Day teachers will be given priority)
  • Librarians, media specialists, technology teachers and other support personnel who will be working directly with History Day students


  • Travel stipend for those teachers traveling more than 60 miles
  • Substitute teacher reimbursement (unless provided by school/district)
  • History Day and TPS classroom materials
  • Recertification credit

To register online click here. Registration deadline is June 1st to attend this FREE teacher workshop. Space is limited.

Can't make it? Contact to see if the State Office can come to your school and offer a personalized training.

National History Day Graduate Course

In the fall, NHD is going to be offering their first graduate course for professional development for Social Studies teachers, English / Language Arts teachers, and School Librarians. The course is an introduction to Project Based Learning Using the NHD Framework. This is designed for teachers earning professional development credits (the rules vary in each state and in each district). Participants have the opportunity to receive three graduate credits from the University of San Diego for $600. 

Click here for more details

Current Event, Training, and Professional Development Opportunities Available from our Partner Organizations

  • Click here to learn about free 60-minute teacher webinars available from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
  • "Work" in Our Evolving Economy (Colorado Council for Economic Education)
    Where: Denver, TBD
    Cost: $40
    When: March 8, 8:30 am-4:30 pm
    Register at
  • People, Water and Land: Teaching Environmental Issues with Colorado Case Studies (History Colorado)
    Where: History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway
    When: April 12 from 8:30-4:30 pm
    To apply: email with answers in 3-4 sentences each to the following questions: 1) Name and contact information, including school, district, grade and subjects that you teach. 2) What are your current challenges in teaching environmental issues in your classroom. 3) How would you like to use case studies from Colorado in your curriculum. 4) What are critical topic area/themes in which History Colorado can provide curriculum/strategy support for your teaching/students?
  • Colorado Council for the Social Studies Conference
    Theme: Concepts and Connections: Discovering the Core of Social Studies
    Where: Doubletree Hotel- Denver Tech Center 
    When: April 18
    Cost: $65 (until 2/1)
    For more information: 
  • Becoming the 1%: How are they Different and How Did they Get There? (Colorado Council for Economic Education)
    Where: Denver, TBD
    Cost: $40
    When: April 26, 8:30 am-4:30 pm
    Register at
  • Right Start in Teaching Economics (Colorado Council for Economic Education)
    Where: Denver, TBD
    Cost: $100 (payable to FTE)
    When: June 23-26
    Register at