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Performance Category Guide for NHD (PDF)

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Performance Category Guide (PDF) | National History Day in Wisconsin | Wisconsin Historical Society

A performance is a dramatic portrayal of a topic and its significance in history. It should be original and creative, not simply an oral report or a recitation of facts.

Actors needed for National History Day performances! If you are dramatic, love performing, and being on stage - this category is for you.

  • Download the Performance Category Guide
    (812 KB, PDF)

    The performance category guide provides an overview of:

    • The basic framework for National History Day performances
    • Elements of a performance
    • Planning and creating your performance
    • Frequently asked questions about performances
    • Tips for creating a spectacular NHD performance
    • The qualities of a good NHD performance

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