History Day

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Youth Division Virtual Workshop

Nebraska National History Day will be offering a Youth Program starting in the fall of 2022, with a contest option for the 2023 contest season. Teachers interested in using the program have an opportunity to participate in a free Youth Centered NHD Workshop with Amy Diegel, a youth program advocate and experienced NHD teacher!  She will provide you with materials for a parent night in addition to ways you can incorporate the program into your classroom or after-school program for a rewarding experience for students.  See how the NHD program fits with required Nebraska history lessons and teaches academic skills that apply across subjects, building the foundation for excellent research skills. 


To hear more – watch this video.


To express interest in the Youth Centered NHD Workshop – complete this survey. Completing the survey does not commit you to participate.


Competition is not a required component of the program but does expose your students to work by others that will inspire them!  It also gives a deadline, requiring students to build skills in time management, and provides personal interaction through the interview process.  A youth competition will be offered at the state level only.  The state contest is held at Nebraska Wesleyan University in early April.  Some of the contest components may vary slightly from the Junior and Senior division which are eligible for the National Contest held in June.


If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to Amy Diegel, or Amy Forss, Omaha District Contest Coordinator, and don’t forget to fill out the survey!

What is National History Day?


Nebraska National History Day (NE:NHD) is a non-profit education program based in Lincoln, NE. Established in 1985, NE:NHD offers academic programs that engage middle- and high-school students throughout Nebraska annually in conducting original research on historical topics of interest. These research-based projects are entered into contests at the local level, where the top student entries have the opportunity to advance to the State Contest at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln. Top ranking state contest projects have the opportunity to advance to the National Contest held at University of Maryland at College Park.  National History Day seeks to improve the quality of history education by providing professional development opportunities and curriculum materials for educators.

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