National History Day Kick-Off


Jump-start your student's participation in National History Day with this virtual learning experience.

Matt Reeves - Special Collections Librarian, history PhD, and experienced National History Day Judge - will join your class and lead students through a lesson plan that introduces National History Day and explores this year's prompt.

By the end of the experience, students will understand the purpose of National History Day research projects, be able to explain the prompt, and have brainstormed three research topics that they could use as a foundation for a National History Day project.

This experience combines lectures and small group activities. Library staff have access to a Zoom account to facilitate screen sharing and breakout groups, but are also open to other platforms that schools may provide.

Offered At

Kansas City Public Library

The Kansas City Public Library is a doorway to knowledge for all people in the Kansas City community.

For tours of the Central Library, contact Central Youth Services. The Central Library also offers a Kansas City History Tour. The Kansas City Public Library brings to life local history for 5th grade students. This includes a tour and an interactive experience to personalize what students see. Program design supports student learning using Common Core 5th grade Language Arts guidelines: Introduces 5th grade students to library resources. emphasizes local history, includes an interactive tour of the beautiful and historic downtown Central Library building, engages and motivates students to personalize their learning, and provides printed materials that educators can use for in-class follow-up of program.



History, Social Studies


40 students


45 min.


Live Virtual Event


6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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