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Documentary Category Guide for NHD (PDF)

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

A documentary may take the form of a videotape, slide show, Power Point presentation, or similar types of multimedia presentations. It uses images such as film, video, or photographs and audio such as music, excerpts from interviews, or voice-overs to present a topic.

If you like working with technology and have a visual topic, a History Day documentary could be the category for you!

  • Download the Documentary Category Guide
    (364 KB, PDF)

    The documentary category guide provides an overview of:

    • The basic framework for National History Day documentaries
    • Documentary category rules
    • Planning and organizing a documentary
    • Tips for creating a spectacular NHD documentary
    • The qualities of a good NHD documentary

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