Lesson Plan

Utilizing Historic Sites for National History Day Research

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The National History Day Research program is designed to permit young historians to interview the staff at any historic site. As part of Women's History Month, class members select a site that focuses on the contributions of women. Using the provided Women's Historic Site interview template, individuals develop questions and conduct their interviews in person, digitally, or by phone.

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Instructional Ideas
  • If possible, researchers should arrange for a personal visit to the site they are researching
Classroom Considerations
  • National History Day is a year-long educational program with a different theme every year
  • The sites listed in the resource are designed to help learners research topics relating to women's history
Pros
  • A list of historic sites related to women's history is provided
  • A model interview questionnaire is included
Cons
  • None