Utah Education Network

Teach Your Content with a Utah Twist

In my work with the National History Day (NHD) program, I have witnessed the transformative power of relevancy in student learning. So often our students report that they didn’t think history was relevant in their lives… until they had the opportunity to delve into something that was meaningful to them. “By doing these projects,” a high school student reflected, “not only do you feel that you have a place in a vast universe, you feel more empathetic. Human.” I have learned that finding the local in the global can help students identify with content across curricula in the arts, humanities,…