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
Need a little help?
Here are a few short videos that cover some of the essential components of a History Day project. They can help you brush up on preparing and refining your project. Enjoy!
These short, introductory videos and accompanying worksheets can help you get started with your project. They discuss how and where to find sources, how and why to incorporate historical argument and student voice, and how an annotated bibliography should look and function.
In-Depth Analysis Videos
About the Theme
The theme changes yearly so students who do NHD every year will not repeat a theme. The themes are intentionally broad to encourage investigation of topics ranging from local to global, and from ancient time to the recent past. Students need to begin their research with secondary sources to gain the broader context, progress to finding primary sources, and then 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. (Search National History Day YouTube for additional videos on NHDWebCentral or go to nhd.org/nhdwebcentral. Please use these tools before contacting NHD for assistance. Happy website building!
Nebraska Guide Packet
Information on the NHD Program and Meeting Nebraska Standards
Information on the 2022 Theme
Contest General Rules
Historical Sites and Museum Information for Nebraska