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History Day and Ohio Academic Content Standards

National History Day is a program that teachers can use in the classroom to help them achieve many student, school, district, and state goals and standards. During the process of choosing a topic, creating a thesis, conducting research, and creating and presenting their History Day entries, students develop the skills and knowledge outlined in the Ohio Academic Content Standards as they also successfully complete their History Day entry.
 

Download the NEW Ohio Content Standards that National History Day addresses.

Download NHD connections to Common Core Standards.

 

The following are the old Ohio Academic Content Standards for grades 6-12 that the National History Day program addresses:
Grade 4 (PDF)
Grade 5 (PDF)
Grade 6 (PDF)
Grade 7 (PDF)
Grade 8 (PDF)
Grade 9 (PDF)
Grade 10 (PDF)
Grade 11 (PDF)
Grade 12 (PDF)

 

Teacher Materials

National History Day teachers from around Ohio have shared materials they use in their classroom to help you incorporate the program into your schedule.

Sample History Day Timeline

Teacher Materials

Lesson Plans

National History Day in Ohio has created four lesson plans to help teachers get started on their History Day journey! You can download them below or fill out this online form to order a CD or book of all the History Day lesson plans, activities and worksheets. 

Fourth and Fifth Grade Lesson Plans

4th and 5th Grade Lesson 1
4th and 5th Grade Lesson 2
4th and 5th Grade Lesson 3
4th and 5th Grade Lesson 4



Six, Seventh and Eighth Grade Lesson Plans

6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Lesson 1
6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Lesson 2
6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Lesson 3
6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Lesson 4



Ninth and Tenth Grade Lesson Plans

9th and 10th Grade Lesson 1
9th and 10th Grade Lesson 2
9th and 10th Grade Lesson 3
9th and 10th Grade Lesson 4


Eleventh and Twelfth Grade Lesson Plans

11th and 12th Grade Lesson 1
11th and 12th Grade Lesson 2
11th and 12th Grade Lesson 3
11th and 12th Grade Lesson 4


 

 

Worksheets:

Cartoon Analysis Worksheet
Written Document Analysis Worksheet
Photograph Analysis Worksheet

Check out curriculum materials available through the National History Day website.