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.
Cartoon Analysis Worksheet
Written Document Analysis Worksheet
Photograph Analysis Worksheet
Check out curriculum materials available through the National History Day website.
See lesson plans written by a National History Day teacher from Dayton Public Schools.
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 (Social Studies, Common Core, and ELA- Social Studies) that National History Day addresses.
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)
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 Eight 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