- 2014 Wisconsin Student Handbook (1.16 MB, PDF)
This downloadable booklet will guide you through the process
of completing an NHD project, from selecting a good topic
to presenting information effectively in each category.
It's extremely important that you understand the general
NHD rules and the specific rules for your category before
you create your entry. This rulebook was updated for 2010-2011.
Be sure to download the most recent version!
- Category Guides
- Process Papers
What is a process paper? Get the answer and look at sample
Wondering whether a source is primary or secondary or what
you should write in your annotation? Check out the NHD guide
The University of Wisconsin - Madison Writing Center is a
great resource for citation guides. NHD students should follow
either MLA or Turabian style guidelines.
- Sample Projects
Sample projects to examine in most of the History Day categories.
Select the category and find links to sample projects on the
right side of the page.
Who to Contact
Teachers, archivists, librarians, and others are available to
guide you through the research process, but if you come across
a tough question about interpreting rules, overcoming a research
obstacle, or constructing an entry, the Wisconsin History Day
crew can probably answer it. We're here to help, so fire
Still stumped? Ask the experts! Please feel free to drop us
an email with your research dilemmas, contest questions, or
other history mysteries.
- NHD Contest
The national NHD site includes a list of participants'
frequently asked questions.
History Day and Archives Toolkit : Produced by the Society
of American Archivists, "this wiki provides information on
using archives for National History Day. Archives have collected
a wealth of resources that document and reveal our shared
historyŚresources that enrich and may even provide the inspiration
for winning National History Day projects!"