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This is a free program

however, only 16 teams will be selected!

Exciting Educational Opportunity in 2020

Applications are now open for the 2020 Sacrifice for Freedom®: World War II in the Pacific Student & Teacher Institute. The application is open for teacher-student pairs (Students must be beginning 10th or 11th grade in fall 2019 in order to qualify). Teams selected will begin work in January to research the context of World War II in the Pacific and specifically, the life of a Silent Hero® who died in World War II and is buried in or memorialized at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. The program will culminate in a trip to study in Hololulu, Hawaii from June 24th to July 1st, 2020.

Applications are due at 12 pm Eastern on Monday, December 2, 2019. Those selected will be notified by December 19th.

Click the buttons on the left to apply and to find out more from NHD

2020 National McGregor Teacher of the Year Award

The McGregor Teacher of the Year Award is a $5,000 prize that will be given to one teacher in each division. Submit nominations via email to Shari Sorenson (ssorenso@nebrwesleyan.edu). Include name, school, and information about how NHD is used in the classroom. Self-nominations and nominations by other teachers/librarians will be considered. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, January 15, 2020.



  • Must have students participating in the 2020 NHD contest at any level

  • Must be a full time teacher or librarian at a public, private, parochial, or home school.

If selected, teachers will need to supply the following:

  • A Google Form information sheet

  • A resume (max. 2 pages)

  • An example of a classroom activity that demonstrates use of primary source(s), an active learning strategy, and the implementation of historical thinking skills (max. 4 pages)

Thank you to The Durham Museum for hosting the Omaha District Contest for the past 25 years! We welcome Metropolitan Community College as the new Omaha District Contest host in the 2019-2020 academic year!

What is National History Day?


Nebraska National History Day (NE:NHD) is a non-profit education program based in Lincoln, NE. Established in 1985, NE:NHD offers academic programs that engage middle- and high-school students throughout Nebraska annually in conducting original research on historical topics of interest. These research-based projects are entered into contests at the local level, where the top student entries have the opportunity to advance to the State Contest at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln. Top ranking state contest projects have the opportunity to advance to the National Contest held at University of Maryland at College Park.  National History Day seeks to improve the quality of history education by providing professional development opportunities and curriculum materials for educators.