About History Day

National History Day is designed to help students learn to think like historians, exhibit their work in an authentic environment, and take ownership of their learning. 
Quote from Lynne M. O'Hara, Director of Programs, NHD

About the Theme

The theme changes yearly so students who do NHD every year will not repeat a theme.  The themes are chosen to be broad enough to encourage investigation of topics ranging from local history to world history, and from ancient time to the recent past. Students need to begin research with secondary sources to gain a broader context, then progress to finding primary sources, and finally make an argument about the effects of a topic in history.

NHD WebCentral is now National History Day's new website building platform!

Click the buttons below to find out more about NHD WebCentral and get started on your own website creations. Please use these tools before contacting NHD for assistance.  Happy website building!

Individual Judging Sheets for the different categories can be found when you click on the button!

Contest Rule Book

This Rule Book includes: 

  • ​What is NHD? 

  • Program Overview

  • Rules For All Categories

  • Individual Category Rules

  • Information on How Your Entry will be Judged

Nebraska Guide Packet

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Download the Nebraska Guide Packet for a complete package:

  • Welcome Letter

  • Information on the NHD Program and Meeting Nebraska Standards

  • Information on the 2020 Theme

  • Project Creation

  • Contest Details

  • Contest General Rules

  • Historical Sites and Museum Information for Nebraska

  • FAQ's

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