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Sign up to Judge or Volunteer for National History Day

NHD Competitions
Find information about participating in local, regional and NHD judge registration form, sign up to volunteer for NHD
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National History Day – Home

Welcome to National History Day in Wisconsin! Whether you are a student, teacher, parent, or volunteer explore this website and learn more about the program. For more information, contact our office!
National History Day is an exciting academic enrichment program that helps students learn about historical issues, ideas, people and events.
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National History Day – Students

Excited? Reluctant? Enthusiastic? Overwhelmed? If any of those words describe how you’re feeling about starting your National History Day project, you are in good company. Approximately 10,000 Wisconsin students will start a project this year.
You will learn a lot about NHD on this page. Download helpful resources just for student on this page.
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National History Day - Teachers

Looking to learn more about NHD in the classroom? Make sure to contact us and register as a NHD teacher to receive our updates throughout the year.
See the wide variety of resources available to teachers to support National History Day in the classroom.
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National History Day - Teachers Toolkit

Get the contest rules, an introductory student guidebook, a teacher's handbook, theme information, and project ideas.
Get the contest rules, an introductory student guidebook, a teacher's handbook, theme information, and project ideas.
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National History Day - Volunteers

National History Day would not be possible without volunteers. Hundreds of people volunteer every year to create a strong educational experience for our students.
Find information on field trips, classroom visits and resources to assist you in teaching Wisconsin history, including 4th-grade text book resources.
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National History Day - Parents

Thank you for supporting your student as they research and analyze history. Find information about National History Day and how to help your student in this process.
National History Day Parents Resources
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National History Day - Contests

National History Day events are held each spring in every region of Wisconsin. Below you'll find registration, dates, and contact information for your region.
Regional Contest Dates and Registration
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National History Day - Contact

Would you like more information on National History Day in Wisconsin? Are you curious about how to start NHD with your students? Perhaps you have a question about the State Event? Whatever the request, please do not hesitate to contact our office!
National History Day in Wisconsin
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National History Day - Frequently Asked Questions

National History Day Frequently Asked Questions. Email us to get answers to commonly asked questions about National History Day in Wisconsin.
National History Day Frequently Asked Questions. Email us to get answers to commonly asked questions about National History Day in Wisconsin.
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Visit a Wisconsin History Research Institution

NHD Research
Learn where to go to research your National History Day in Wisconsin topic.
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Category Guides Overview for NHD Projects

National History Day in Wisconsin
Learn more about the five types of projects that students can create through National History Day
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Common Core Standards and National History Day (PDF)

Meeting the Standards with NHD
See the connections between National History Day and Common Core standards
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Printable Results and Rank Form for School-Level NHD Events (PDF)

National History Day in Wisconsin
Use this rank form for judges to submit their results at your school-level NHD event.
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How to Plan a School-Level NHD Event: Part 1: Getting Started

National History Day in Wisconsin
What to do before holding a National History Day event at your school
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Sample Letters to Judges for School-Level NHD Events (PDF)

National History Day in Wisconsin
Example recruitment and confirmation letters to school-level event judges for National History Day in Wisconsin
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Judge Orientation Script for NHD Competitions (PDF)

National History Day Competitions
A generic judge orientation outline used at the state event and at several regional events in Wisconsin
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Sample Schedules for School-Level NHD Events (PDF)

National History Day in Wisconsin
Check out a sample schedule to help you prepare for your own National History Day event
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Sample Interview Questions to Ask Students at NHD Competitions

National History Day in Wisconsin
See examples of interview questions that judges may ask students at National History Day in Wisconsin competitions
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Press Release Template for School-Level NHD Events (PDF)

National History Day in Wisconsin
See a press release template for a school-level NHD event

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