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Students, we have compiled a big list of resources to help you dig deep into National History Day (NHD) projects.

Understanding NHD Projects

  • Read the Contest Rule Book carefully. English | Spanish
  • Watch the  NHD Contest Rules video .
  • rules video
  • project checklist
  • evaluation form
  • Ask an NEH Expert videos 2017 | 2018
  • virtual exhibit guidelines
  • virtual performance submissions
  • NHDWebCentral ® website builder
  • NHDWebCental FAQs
  • NHDWebCental instructions & videos
  • Scroll though the Contest FAQ .
  • Watch the Evaluation Forms video .
  • Review the CMHF  “Students Become Historians” PowerPoint .
  • View award-winning projects from previous contests .
  • Ask your teacher if they have examples of high-quality student projects from previous years.

Exploring the theme

Each year NHD chooses a particular theme that must be the focus of student projects. Before doing anything else, make sure you understand the theme.

  • Read the 2023 Theme Book— Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas .
  • Watch the 2023 Theme Introduction Video on YouTube or Vimeo .
  • Discuss how the theme of Frontiers in History relates to people, places, events, technologies, and issues you’ve learned about earlier this year and in previous years and make a list of topics that interest you.
  • Free write about what the theme means to you personally or to someone you know.
  • Complete the NHD 2023 Theme Graphic Organizer . fillable PDF

Investigating & narrowing topic choices

  • Review the CMHF History Fair and You handout.
  • Flip through newspaper and magazine articles about current events that you find interesting or concerning and then consider the historical and local angles to those topics. (Remember, your project may not be about a current event.)
  • Browse through a history textbook.
  • Check out local and state historical sites, museums and websites.
  • Search the Primary Source Nexus for additional topic ideas (from the top menu bar, right).
  • Watch the Thinkport Inquiry Kits for History Day Students video to get some ideas.
  • Connecticut topic ideas
  • NHD Colorado Student Workbook
  • Minnesota topic categories & topic lists: Novice | Advanced
  • Create an outline or mind map of topic ideas that interest you.
  • Consider refining your topic according to the following sequential steps: theme, interest, broad topic, narrow topic, thesis.
  • Topic Development Worksheet
  • Topic Selection Worksheet
  • Does the topic relate to the 2023 NHD) theme— Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas ?
  • Does the topic relate to local or state history?
  • Does the topic really interest you?
  • Do you have a personal connection to the topic? (It’s not necessary, but it can be a good thing.)
  • Will you be able to find enough primary and secondary sources to thoroughly research the topic?
  • Why is this topic important?
  • What will people learn from your project?

Getting started on your project

  • CMHF  Guide to Developing Questions
  • CMHF Thesis PowerPoint .
  • CMHF History Fair Thesis: What’s it all About activity
  • CMHF How to write a thesis  worksheet and sample  Thesis Rubric
  • MNHS Narrowing your topic & incorporating the theme video
  • Thinkport Writing a Thesis Statement self-paced learning module

Researching your topic

  • NHD Guide to Research & Historical Argumentation
  • Review the CMHF  Research Journey PowerPoint
  • NHD Quick Tip Video: What is Historical Significance?
  • NHD Historical Context graphic organizer
  • CMHF  History Fair Note-Taking Guide with Fill-ins
  • CMHF  History Fair Notes Worksheet
  • NHD Quick Tip: Wide Research
  • Finding Primary Sources in Secondary Sources
  • How to Use Google Books
  • Mining Wikipedia
  • Smart Searching the Library of Congress
  • Smart Site Searching
  • NHD Research & Writing workshop webinar video recording
  • Thinkport Creating a Research Project self-paced learning module
  • Sample oral history interview request letter .docx
  • Sample historian interview request letter .docx
  • Sample interview release form .docx

Selecting & using sources

  • What Are Primary Sources?
  • Selecting Sources: Tertiary, Secondary, Primary
  • Selecting Primary Sources for Research Projects
  • Using the Library of Congress Online: a Guide for Middle and High School Students
  • Thinkport Digging for Historical Sources self-paced learning module
  • Thinkport Evaluating Sources self-paced learning module
  • Thinkport Analyzing Political Cartoons  self-paced learning module
  • Thinkport Analyzing Charts, Graphs, and Tables self-paced learning module
  • Historical Thinking Skills, Part 1: Sourcing and the Three Cs NHD video
  • Historical Thinking Skills, Part 2: Perspective, Agency, and Hindsight NHD video
  • NHD Quick Tip Video: Why Include Multiple Perspectives?
  • To Interview or Not to Interview video
  • Ask an NEH Expert: Evaluating Sources

Citing sources

  • Tech Tools: Citation Tools
  • Citing Digitized Sources from the Library
  • Thinkport How to Cite the Right Way self-paced learning module
  • Creating an Annotated Bibliography
  • Thinkport Annotated Bibliography (Chicago style) self-paced learning module

Putting it all together

  • NHD Quick Tip Video: Student Voice
  • Historical Thinking Skills, Part 3: Evidence, Counter-Evidence, and Arguments NHD video
  • Historical Thinking Skills, Part 4: Organizing an Argument NHD video
  • Historical Argumentation for Students 2022 NHD video
  • Navigating the Historical Argumentation Webinar Series
  • Organize Your Argument (.pdf)
  • Argumentation Plan  (.docx)
  • Building an Argument
  • Writing and Editing
  • Every NHD Student Is a Writer video

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GETTING STARTED

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NHD Rule Book

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Link to Research Padlet

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Brainstorming Topics?

Turning Points Topic List 1

Turning Points Topic List 2

Turning Points Topic List 3

Turning Points Topic List 4

Turning Points Topic List 5

Turning Points Topic List 6

Hawaii Topic List

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Creating a Thesis Statement & Using Student Voice

  Your historical argument states the central point or focus of your project in two or three sentences. It is sometimes called a thesis or claim. Historians create historical arguments after carefully analyzing evidence from the past. The evidence that supports your argument will come from the primary and secondary sources that you discover during your research. Your argument should reflect your analysis of the historical evidence that you gathered.

Your historical argument must make a meaningful connection to the theme and show why your topic is significant in history. It must be incorporated into your project and be clear to those who read or view it. However, labeling your historical argument in or on your project is not required.

Thesis and Argument Worksheet

Comparing Thesis Statements

Student voice refers to your ideas and analysis. The audience wants to know what you think about a topic and see the evidence that supports your ideas. For History Day contests, student voice is part of the clarity of presentation criteria. Check out the resources below from National History Day in Minnesota:

Student Voice 101 Handout

Student Voice Video (7:33)

  PAPER (the only category you must do solo)

REQUIREMENTS: Write an original paper between 1500-2500 words (direct quotes do not count against your word count). You must use footnotes to cite information in the paper. You must use size 12 font and pages must be numbered. You need to include a process paper and an annotated bibliography.

Rules for the paper category

Sample winning paper (Junior Division) - The Fifth Circuit Four

Sample winning paper (Junior Division) - Weeks vs. Southern Bell

Sample winning paper (Junior Division) - Ex Parte Mitsuye Endo

Sample winning paper (Junior Division) - US vs Wong Kim Ark

Sample winning paper (Junior Division) Si Se Puede

Sample winning paper (Junior Division) - Curing the Blue

  DOCUMENTARY (solo or up to 3 students)

  REQUIREMENTS: A video no longer than 10 minutes in length that argues your thesis and presents your information. For images and videos, you have to provide text with citations for where you pull material from. You can upload original content, such as interview footage and your voice narrating over the footage shown. You must provide a process paper and an annotated bibliography.

Rules for the Documentary Category

Sample winning individual documentary (Junior Division) - All the World Loves a Baby

Sample winning individual documentary (Junior Division - Harvey Wiley

Sample winning team documentary (Junior Division) - Rural Electrification

Sample winning team documentary (Junior Division) - Katherine Switzer

Sample winning team documentary (Junior) - Operation Break Gender Barrier

PERFORMANCE (solo or up to 3 students)

REQUIREMENTS: An original production performed live for the judges.  Due to COVID, they have been taking recorded videos of the performances the last two years. This year, you will probably submit a video again, but you may need to be prepared to perform live in a room in front of judges. You write the script and create your own dramatic appeal, costumes, and props.  Performances cannot exceed ten minutes in length. If you are performing live, you have 5 minutes to set up everything before and 5 minutes to clean up afterwards. You must state your project title and performer names at the beginning of your performance.  You are allowed to use a projector, computers, and other media during your performance. You must write a process paper and provide an annotated bibliography and a copy of your script to the judges.

Rules for the performance category

Sample winning individual performance (Junior Division) - Willamina

Winning group performance (Junior Division) - "Reeding" between lines

Winning individual performance (Junior Division) - Fishing

Website (solo or up to 3 students)

REQUIREMENTS:  Create a collection of interconnected web pages that uses multimedia to communicate your historical argument, research, and interpretation of your topic’s significance in history. Your entry must be constructed using the NHD website editor: nhd.org/nhdwebcentral. You may use professional photographs, graphics, video, recorded music, etc. within the site. Such items must be integrated into the website, and must be credited within the site and cited in the annotated bibliography.  You cannot just link your website to another website (you have to have information on your own pages) but you can embed videos and images.  You must write a process paper.

Rules for the website category

Sample winning Individual Website (Junior) - Oyama v California

Sample winning Group Website (Junior) - Four Pests Campaign

Sample winning individual website (Junior) - James Reece

Sample winning group website (Junior) - Unbought and unbossed

exhibit board (solo or up to 3 students)

REQUIREMENTS:  You can either create a digital or a three-dimensional physical and visual representation of your historical argument, research, and interpretation of your topic’s significance in history.  Mrs. Pratt strongly recommends digital format. The overall size of your exhibit when displayed for judging must be no larger than 40 inches wide, 30 inches deep, and 72 inches high.  If you make a 3D model, circular or rotating exhibits or those meant to be viewed from all sides must be no more than 30 inches in diameter or diagonal. You may not exceed 500 words on your exhibit board. Direct quotes and basic cutlines for images do not count against your word count. All images need a cutline. You must write a process paper and an annotated bibliography.

Rules for the Exhibit Board category

Sample winning Individual exhibit (Junior) - Aren't Lights Grand?

Sample winning group exhibit (Junior) The Oxnard Strikes

Sample winning Individual exhibit (Junior) - Open Heart Surgery

Sample winning group exhibit (Junior) - A World Not Built for Me

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1. select a topic.

  • Questions to Narrow Your Topic Test out and narrow your selected topic by using this editable PDF from NHD.
  • From Topic to Historical Argument Reread this part of the NHD manual to clarify how to convert your topic to a historical argument. Model your work after the example given and have a working thesis. It is still flexible and subject to change as you accumulate your research and develop your ideas.
  • Minnesota History Day Topic and Theme WS Use this worksheet to help you connect topic and theme

2. Asking Questions

  • Research Question Starters Research is inquiry-driven. It is only as good as your questions are. Use this handout to learn to know what kinds of questions to ask when researching.

3. Start with Secondary Sources

  • Brittanica High School Build background knowledge by using general sources like encyclopedias (yes, even Wikipedia). Scan and note keywords to use in your primary resource searches.

4. Primary Sources

  • The Museum of the City of New York's Analyzing Primary Sources WS Also, be sure to take careful notes (e.g. original paraphrasing except for exact phrasings for direct quotes. Note any arising questions, as well). Also, use a citation tool to keep track of all of your sources AS you research.

5. Organize Findings

  • Outline Template One possible way to organize your findings. Use the sample as it would pertain to you and the number of points you have.

6. Solidify Your Working Thesis

  • Minnesota History Day's Thesis Statement WS Solidify your working statement into a final thesis statement using this worksheet as a guide.

What is an Annotated Bibliography?

  • NHD (The direct link to their directions)

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Here you will learn what a thesis statement is and what it is not. Use our tips and trick below to help you develop a solid thesis statement for your NHDI project!

Your project will consist of an argument that reflects your main idea – the message you want to get across to your audience that links the topic to the theme. The sentence(s) that capture(s) this argument in called your thesis.

Think of your thesis as an equation:

Thesis = Topic + Theme + Impact

A good thesis is short and sweet – no more than one or two sentences. You will explain and support your argument throughout the rest of your project.

A good thesis statement:

  • Addresses a narrow topic.
  • Is an informed opinion.
  • Explains what you believe to be the historical significance of your topic.
  • Connects the topic the the NHD theme.

A thesis statement is:

  • Not a question.
  • Not a list.

A thesis statement is not the same thing as a research question. Your research questions guide your research. Your thesis statement makes an argument about your topic using your research.

Writing a good thesis statement is a process. It will take time. This is the most important and sometimes most stressful part. Here are some key things to remember:

  • It will continue to evolve as you research. You may even go back to change it…and that’s OK.
  • It’s only set in stone once you have completed your project for the contest, and even then you will have an opportunity to improve it if you advance on to another contest.
  • Make sure you’re getting feedback on your thesis from parents, teachers, friends or an NHDI team member.

Let’s look at an example below: We’ll use a previous NHD theme to give an example of how you might develop your thesis.

Theme: Conflict and Compromise Interest Area: Prisoners of war in World War I Your narrowed subject: Camp Atterbury POWs in WWII

Working thesis statement: During WWII, approximately 3,000 Italian POWs were held at Camp Atterbury in Indiana. They compromised with U.S. soldiers to build a chapel, making life there better for themselves.

  • Take a look at the underlined section. Since it is stating a fact and introducing your topic, this information should be part of the your introduction.
  • Remember, your thesis is an argument about your main idea.

Final thesis statement: The respectful treatment of Italian POWs at Camp Atterbury, along with the chaplain’s permission to buy their own chapel, created a long -lasting, positive relationship between the camp and the Italian soldiers once imprisoned there.

  • Notice how the underlined section was added – this is the basis of your argument.
  • You’re showing the impact of your topic and why it is important.

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Thesis Statement Definition

Thesis Statement -  a short  statement , usually one sentence, that summarizes the main point or claim of an essay, research paper, etc., and is developed, supported, and explained in the text by  means  of examples and evidence.

Thesis Helpful Hints

The following links will help you with writing a strong thesis statement.

How to Tell a Strong Thesis Statement from a Weak One

  • Thesis Generator    Use this on-line tool to practice writing a thesis statement.

      Before developing your thesis statement, conduct some research and ask the following questions:

      Why  did my topic happen at this particular time and in this particular place?

     What  were the events or the influences that came before my topic?

      How  was my topic influenced by and how did it influence the economic, social, political, and cultural climate of the time period?

Thesis Examples

Thesis Statement Example One:

  • State your claim and summarize the impact and/or significance of your topic

The International Olympic Games offer athletes an opportunity to be exposed to new cultures, ideas and people.

Thesis Statement Example Two:

  • State your claim about your topic, followed by example(s) of exploration, encounter and exchange.

The Olympic Games offer the participants the ability to  encounter  new cultures,  explore  new countries, and  exchange  ideas.

Thesis Statement Example Three:

  • Introduce a brief counter claim, followed by your claim and the impact or significance of your topic ​

Although hosting the Olympics leaves many countries in debt, the Olympic games offer host citizens exposure to new cultures, ideas and people.

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Thesis Statement

From NHD website:

Develop a Thesis Statement NHD projects should do more than just tell a story. Every exhibit, performance, documentary, paper and website should make a point about its topic. To do this, you must develop your own argument of the historical impact of the person, event, pattern or idea you are studying. The point you make is called a thesis statement. A thesis statement is not the same as a topic. Your thesis statement explains what you believe to be the impact and significance of your topic in history. Example:

Topic: Battle of Gettysburg Thesis Statement: The battle of Gettysburg was a major turning point of the Civil War. It turned the tide of the war from the South to the North, pushing back Lee’s army that would never fight again on Northern soil and bringing confidence to the Union army.

  • Tackling the Thesis [PDF]
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All categories, except historical paper, must include a process paper with the entry. It must describe in 500 or fewer words how you conducted your research and created your entry. The process paper must include four sections that explain: 1. how you chose your topic; 2. how you conducted your research; 3. how you selected your presentation category and created your project; and 4. how your project relates to the NHD theme.

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The annual National History Day ® contest theme is designed to help you think of a topic from any aspect of local, regional, national, or world history. With this focus, you can begin to ask questions that your research will help you answer, including how your topic is significant in history. 

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2024 Contest Theme

Turning Points in History

To celebrate our 50th anniversary, NHD’s theme will be Turning Points in History . This year’s theme invites you to consider questions of time and place, cause and effect, change over time, and impact and significance. 

A turning point in history is more than just an important event that happened a long time ago. It is more than a new idea or a particular action taken by an individual. A turning point is an idea, event, or action that directly, or sometimes indirectly, causes change.

The following resources are available to start defining your topic and begin your research.

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Watch these taped workshops from the 2023 NHD National Contest to inspire ideas for the 2024 Turning Points in History NHD theme.

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Students choose a topic on an annual theme, then research and present papers, exhibits, performances, documentaries and websites.

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National History Day in Minnesota is a co-curricular program for students in grades 6-12, focusing on historical research and analysis about a topic of their choosing. Explore our website to learn more about the program or find out how to get involved.

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  1. NHD 2023: Topic Selection, Research, Sources & More

    Exploring the theme. Each year NHD chooses a particular theme that must be the focus of student projects. Before doing anything else, make sure you understand the theme. Read the 2023 Theme Book— Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas. Watch the 2023 Theme Introduction Video on YouTube or Vimeo.

  2. Stevenson NHD 2023-2024

    Thesis and Argument Worksheet. Comparing Thesis Statements. Student voice refers to your ideas and analysis. The audience wants to know what you think about a topic and see the evidence that supports your ideas. For History Day contests, student voice is part of the clarity of presentation criteria.

  3. NHD 2023-2024

    5. Organize Findings. Outline Template. One possible way to organize your findings. Use the sample as it would pertain to you and the number of points you have. 6. Solidify Your Working Thesis. Minnesota History Day's Thesis Statement WS. Solidify your working statement into a final thesis statement using this worksheet as a guide.

  4. PDF WORKSHEET: THESIS STATEMENTS

    Put it all together into a thesis statement. Rosa Parks was arrested in 1955 for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. This nonviolent protest aimed to expand the frontier of racial equality. Black citizens in Montgomery organized a year-long bus boycott, ending when the Supreme Court declared bus

  5. Curriculum and Timeline

    National History Day. Students choose a topic on an annual theme, then research and present papers, exhibits, performances, documentaries and websites. ... Original Thesis Statement Worksheet: Original thesis statement worksheet from Teacher Framework: PDF Google Doc: Shortened Thesis Statement Worksheet: Excerpt from Student Research Guide:

  6. PDF Introducing History Day Student Guide 2024

    Project dollars for National History Day in Minnesota are provided in part by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, through partnership with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Questions More information about National History Day in Minnesota for students, parents, and teachers is available

  7. PDF WORKSHEET: THESIS STATEMENTS

    Put it all together into a thesis statement. Rosa Parks was arrested in 1955 for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, leading to a year-long bus boycott. The success of this nonviolent protest against segregation was a turning point in strategies used during the Civil Rights

  8. Developing Your Thesis

    A good thesis statement: Addresses a narrow topic. Is an informed opinion. Explains what you believe to be the historical significance of your topic. Connects the topic the the NHD theme. A thesis statement is: Not a question. Not a list. Not vague. A thesis statement is not the same thing as a research question. Your research questions guide ...

  9. PDF National History Day 2023

    During the 2022-2023 school year, National History Day® (NHD) invites students to research topics related to the theme, Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas. This theme is broad enough in scope to encourage the investigation of topics ranging from local to global history.

  10. Thesis

    Thesis Examples. Thesis Statement Example One: The International Olympic Games offer athletes an opportunity to be exposed to new cultures, ideas and people. Thesis Statement Example Two: State your claim about your topic, followed by example (s) of exploration, encounter and exchange. The Olympic Games offer the participants the ability to ...

  11. 2023 Theme Topic Inspiration: Frontiers in History

    HistoryNet. Visit HistoryNet's new NHD landing page to explore topic ideas in a variety of categories, including exploration, Indigenous communities, ancient history, political history, and more! Explore Topic Ideas from Historynet. HistoryNet, UNUM • First Year Participant, Students, Teachers.

  12. LibGuides: National History Day: Process Paper & Thesis

    Develop a Thesis Statement NHD projects should do more than just tell a story. Every exhibit, performance, documentary, paper and website should make a point about its topic. To do this, you must develop your own argument of the historical impact of the person, event, pattern or idea you are studying. The point you make is called a thesis ...

  13. LibGuides: National History Day: Creating a Thesis Statement

    A thesis statement is a concise statement that summarizes the main point or argument of an essay, research paper, or any other academic writing. It usually appears at the end of the introduction paragraph and provides the reader with a clear understanding of what the writer is trying to argue or prove in their paper.

  14. PDF Research Workbook: Write Your History Day Thesis 2023

    Topic: Task: first topic. Jenny Lopez Class Period: 8. The Montgomery Bus Boycott. Use your notes to answer the questions below. Summarize your information into a two sentence thesis. The sentence should be a summary of the 5W's of your topic. The second sentence should explain the impact your had in history.

  15. How To Write A Thesis Statement For NHD

    Tips on how to write a strong thesis statement for an NHD project. Includes the basics of the function of a thesis as well as some examples of what makes an ...

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    A turning point is an idea, event, or action that directly, or sometimes indirectly, causes change. The National History Day ® (NHD) 2024 contest theme invites you to consider questions of time and place, cause and effect, change over time, and impact and significance. Learn more about the theme.

  17. PDF Materials

    Materials. Example #1 Thesis Statement Examples (112 words) During WWI, W.H.R. Rivers served in the British Expeditionary Force as a General, where he observed the symptoms of stricken soldiers. As an accomplished psychiatrist, Rivers concluded that the symptoms displayed were psychological in nature. Based on his observations, Rivers developed ...

  18. PDF Introducing History Day Student Guide 2023

    Project dollars for National History Day in Minnesota are provided in part by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, through partnership with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Questions More information about National History Day in Minnesota for students, parents, and teachers is available

  19. Project Example Archives

    Get inspired by NHD projects submitted in previous years' contests. Disclaimer: These projects are presented for illustrative purposes only and serve as an example. It may not adhere to the NHD Contest Rule Book's latest rules, guidelines, or best practices. Consult the Contest Rule Book for accurate and up-to-date information for each contest category.

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    TEMPLATE_Worksheet_v1.1_2023.06.01. Date Posted 03.28.2024. WORKSHEET Genomic Data Sharing Certification. The document header contains the H S D U W logo, the document type, and the document title. This worksheet is used by the IRB for determining if the NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy requirements have been met for of genomic and linked ...

  21. PDF HISTORY DAY 2021 NATIONAL INTRODUCING

    Project dollars for National History Day in Minnesota are provided in part by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, through partnership with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Questions More information about National History Day in Minnesota for students, parents, and teachers is available

  22. Theme

    The annual National History Day ® contest theme is designed to help you think of a topic from any aspect of local, regional, national, or world history. With this focus, you can begin to ask questions that your research will help you answer, including how your topic is significant in history. 2024 Contest Theme.

  23. National History Day in Minnesota

    National History Day. Students choose a topic on an annual theme, then research and present papers, exhibits, performances, documentaries and websites. Northern Lights. Minnesota social studies curriculum for sixth graders. Supplemental Curriculum Products. Enrich your lessons and engage students in complex history topics with our curriculum ...