Join us at the annual MEA-MFT Educators' Conference for institutes, keynots, and breakout sessions of content, pedagogy, and resources.

Montana National History Day

Every spring, MCHCE sponsors the state National History Competition. Winners go on to participate in the NHD in Washington, D.C. each June.


MCHCE is the host institution for the state's National History Day Competition. We administer the Gilder Lehrman Montana History Teacher of the Year Award. Each year MCHCE curriculum chairs plan and coordinate history and civics sessions at the MEA-MFT Educators' Conference. 

"The West as U.S." Teaching American History teachers tour Berkely Pit and the Mining Museum as part of a professional development summer institute.

"Biographies of the Nation" Teaching American History teachers participate in a primary source analysis activity during a 3-day colloquium.


Linked on this site are presentations, lesson plans and activities, curriculum, standard, and planning materials, videos, and other media. We also have American History Resources separated by era and standard, Research Links, Biography Links, Historical Thinking Resources and Analysis Guides, and K-4 History Standards