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					                                             Survey of 36 National History Day--State Coordinators
             Phone interviews by RAO NHD May to July 2010

How do you communicate with/publicize NHD to Teachers
                                                                                  Response
Answer Options                                           Response Percent
                                                                                   Count
Listserv to participating schools/teachers                      47.2%                 17
Email or letter to all potential teachers                       83.3%                 30
Website only                                                    50.0%                 18
Other                                                           38.9%                 14
Other (please specify)                                                                31
                                                         answered question                    36
                                                           skipped question                    4

How do you communicate with individual students?
                                                                                  Response
Answer Options                                           Response Percent
                                                                                   Count
Through teachers                                                94.4%                 34
One-to-one in the archives                                      19.4%                  7
Other (please specify)                                                                20
                                                         answered question                    36
                                                           skipped question                    4



How do you communicate with archivists and librarians across the state about NHD?
                                                                               Response
Answer Options                                          Response Percent
                                                                                Count
Email/listserv to all heritage/library organizations            56.0%                 14
Website                                                         68.0%                 17
Mailings or other forms of publicity                            32.0%                  8
Other (please specify)                                                                27
                                                         answered question                    25
                                                           skipped question                   15



Does your agency or any agency in your region/state provide for :
                                                                                  Response
Answer Options                                           Response Percent
                                                                                   Count
Class visits to your agency for NHD                             50.0%                 18
Workshops for teachers participating in NHD                     91.7%                 33
Workshops for archivists interested in NHD                      11.1%                  4
A paid educator for NHD                                         27.8%                 10
Other (please specify)                                                                21
                                                         answered question                    36
                                                           skipped question                    4



Do you have resources for

                                                                                   Handouts                         Online guides     Webinars
                                                                                                   Guidelines for
                                                           Handouts about         about using                        about using    about NHD or    Response
Answer Options                                                                                       rules and
                                                           topics for NHD           primary                            primary      using primary    Count
                                                                                                    procedures
                                                                                    sources                           sources          sources
Teachers                                                            33                26                30               17              0             36
Students                                                            29                19                24               13              1             33
Archivists                                                           5                 3                 4                1              0              7
Comments                                                                                                                                               13
                                                                                                                               answered question               37
                                                                                                                                 skipped question               3




                                                                         See following page
Does the NHD state website include:
                                                                                     Response
Answer Options                                                Response Percent
                                                                                      Count
Links to the national NHD resources page                            94.4%                34
Suggested ideas/topics for NHD                                      77.8%                28
Special page for students                                           63.9%                23
Special page with information for teachers                          69.4%                25
Rules for doing research in your agency                             19.4%                 7
Guides to using finding aids                                         5.6%                 2
Guides for finding primary sources on the Internet                  44.4%                16
List of other agencies, local libraries,local historical            55.6%                20
Interactive site for questions?                                     30.6%                11
Other (please specify)                                                                   19
                                                             answered question                    36
                                                               skipped question                    4



Please rank the following items in terms of the most and least needed new resources for outreach related to NHD.
                                                                                                                       Response
Answer Options                                                  Very desirable        Desirable        Some need
                                                                                                                        Count
More web-based, printable, straightforward handouts                   19                 11                 3             33
More information about other archives in the state on                 14                  9                 8             31
More outreach to archivists at libraries, universities,               17                 15                 1             33
Online webinar for archivists about NHD                               11                 11                 8             30
More introductory workshops about using primary                       15                  9                 6             30
Online webinar for teachers about teaching students to                21                  8                 3             32
Other                                                                                                                     18
                                                                                                  answered question               33
                                                                                                    skipped question               7



Please rank the following items in terms of the most and least needed new resources for outreach related to NHD.
                              This combines Very desirable and Desirable to "pop-out " the top priorities
                                                                Very desirable                          Response
Answer Options                                                                       Some need
                                                                 +Desirable                              Count
More web-based, printable, straightforward handouts                   30                  3                 3
More information about other archives in the state on                 23                  8                 8
More outreach to archivists at libraries, universities,               32                  1                 1
Online webinar for archivists about NHD                               22                  8                 8
More introductory workshops about using primary                       24                  6                 6
Online webinar for teachers about teaching students to                29                  3                 3

				
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