✓ Targeted grade levels:6-12th ✓ Word limit:1500-2500 words ✓ Topic: Any history topic related to an annual theme ✓ Must pass J&B’s application & interview ✓ Must be a logical, profound and effective communicator in the written and spoken English language
Length ✓ 3 or 5 or 8 Weeks
Deadline ✓ Local/state: March-May, each year (the exception applies to candidates in China and Korea; please inquire for details) ✓ National: June, each year
National History Day (NHD), established in 1974, is a nonprofit education organization based in College Park, Maryland, that is dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of history. NHD provides a yearlong academic program for middle and high school students. Every year, more than 600,000 students around the world conduct original research on historical topics of their choosing and create projects to present their findings. NHD improves history education by providing engaged learning for students and professional development for teachers. Students participate in NHD in classrooms ranging from Social Studies, English/Language Arts, Art, and Drama to Technology and Special Education. NHD provides the organizational structure for students like you to enter NHD contests at the Regional and Affiliate levels, with top entries advancing to the National Contest at the University of Maryland, College Park.
To participate in the NHD contest, you will research a historical topic related to an annual theme, then present your work in one of NHD’s five creative categories. You may then enter the local NHD contest that serves you. Depending on where you live, your first contest may be held at the school, school district, Regional, or Affiliate level. Top projects from each Affiliate Contest advance to the National Contest. Find your local programhere.
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