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2014 NATIONAL HISTORY DAY IN PENNSYLVANIA

Help send the 2014 State Winners to the National Contest:


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The 2014 NHD in PA State Contest will take place May 12 and 13, 2014, at Millersville University.

STATE CONTEST REGISTRATION FLYER - CLICK HERE

Do you know a teacher who deserves national recognition?  
Nominate them for the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award!

NHD Rule Book - CLICK HERE

2014 Theme:  Rights and Responsibilities in History

2014 Theme Sheet - CLICK HERE

2014 Theme Book - CLICK HERE

2014 Sample Topics - CLICK HERE

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What Is History Day?

National History Day is not just one day, but every day! The National History Day program is a year-long educational program that culminates in a national contest every June.

Since 1974, the National History Day program has promoted systemic educational reform related to the teaching and learning of history in America's schools. The combination of creativity and scholarship built into the NHD program anticipated current educational reforms, making National History Day a leading model of performance-based learning.

NHD is a year-long educational program that engages students in grades 6-12 in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical topics. Students produce dramatic performances, imaginative exhibits, multimedia documentaries, websites and research papers based on research related to an annual theme. These projects are then evaluated at local, state, and national competitions.

 

Why Participate?

Many different people participate in the NHD program:

  • Students
  • Teachers
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Libraries, Museums, and Archives
  • Community Businesses

The NHD program serves as a vehicle to teach students important literacy skills and to engage them in the use and understanding of museum and library resources. The program inspires students to study local history, and then challenges them to expand their thinking and apply knowledge of local events to the national, or even worldwide scene. The program also teaches students to become technologically literate through the use of computer and Internet research methods, and the use of technologically advanced applications in their presentations.

"The true benefits from participating in National History Day go way past a certificate or medal. The program teaches kids the writing, analytical understanding, and reading comprehension skills that will make them a success in life, no matter what their career," states parent Susan Moose.