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National History Day: Creating a Documentary

Resources for NHD

NHD Documentary Winner 2017

Winning Documentary Senior Division

Google Hangout Documentary


A documentary should reflect your ability to use audiovisual equipment to communicate your topic’s significance.

The documentary category will help you develop skills in using photographs, film, video, audio, computers, and graphic presentations. Your presentation should include primary source materials and also must be an original production. To produce a documentary, you must have access to equipment and be able to operate it. 

"How to Create a Documentary." National History Day. National History Day, n.d. 
     Web. 24 Jan. 2016. 

Documentary Information

Tools for a Documentary