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Student Guide to National History Day

Learn how to create your NHD project! Get tips on how to select a good topic, how to develop a thesis, and how to present information effectively in whatever category you choose.


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Creating Your Project
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These resources will help you plan and create your National History Day project.

Classroom Materials for NHD

This official NHD contest rule book outlines the program and category rules for participating students, teachers and judges.

National History Day in Wisconsin

Learn more about the five types of projects that students can create through National History Day

General Information

Sample NHD Projects

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Review these award-winning NHD projects to get inspiration for your own!

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Learn what an annotated bibliography is and the steps to create one

Guide or Instruction

Writing a Process Paper

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Learn about how to write the process paper for NHD.
Theme and Topic Information

Learn how to select a topic using this year's theme.

NHD Annual Theme

Read an overview of the annual theme, its scope and how it relates to sample topics.

Student Guides to National History Day

Get inspired to select a Wisconsin topic for your National History Day project.

NHD Competitions

Special awards are offered by sponsoring institutions. See a list of topics for this year’s competitions.
Research Information

National History Day in Wisconsin

Check out these excellent websites to help you research your National History Day project.


Have Questions?

Need help? Don't be afraid to ask teachers, archivists, librarians and others to guide you through the research process! If you come across a tough question about interpreting the rules, overcoming research obstacles, or building your entry, the Wisconsin History Day crew can probably answer it. We're here to help, so fire away! Drop us a line with any questions you may have.