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National History Day: Home

What is National History Day?

What is the National History Day Contest?

-from Finding, Analyzing, and Constructing History: A Research Guide for Students by Library of Congress and National History Day

Should I Give NHD a Try?

-from Finding, Analyzing, and Constructing History: A Research Guide for Students by Library of Congress and National History Day

NHD Stats

- from nhd.org

NHD Rhode Island

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What is National History Day?

National History Day® (NHD) is a contest that does not take place on a field or in a gym. You do not have to memorize words or mathematical formulas. You do not have to design new vaccines or make volcanoes that explode, although that sounds like fun. No, NHD is all about digging, but not for bones or fossils in the dirt. You will dig through the events of the past. You might find something that few people know about or, even better, discover something new about a topic you already know. NHD is exciting. It is fun. It is different because you are in control. You make all the decisions as long as you follow the rules. Yes, there are rules. Like every other contest, it just means that everyone plays the same game.

-from Finding, Analyzing, and Constructing History: A Research Guide for Students created by Library of Congress and National History Day

What Happens at the National History Day Contest?

-from Finding, Analyzing, and Constructing History: A Research Guide for Students by Library of Congress and National History Day

NHD Benefits

- from nhd.org

Past Winning Entries

Special Thanks