The National History Day in Indiana program equips students and educators with a framework to create projects in the form of exhibits, documentaries, websites, performances and papers and provides a platform for presenting work in regional, state and national competitions.
Studies on NHD show that:
See how National History Day impacted Indiana students in 2014.
The Indiana Historical Society provides resources and support for Indiana teachers using the National History Day framework. See contact information at the bottom of this page to request any of these services.Download the Educators Guide
Your resource for Indiana History and NHD
Designed to fit the needs of your classroom. Introduce the program, assist with research or discuss project design.
Get your projects a five-point inspection, attend mini-lessons and get research help on your topic. Various events are scheduled throughout the year, or schedule one for your school at a local library.
Students are encouraged to showcase their work at these public events. For details on district, state and national competitions, please visit the History Day Contests page.
Teachers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (317) 233-9559 for registration instructions.
For more information email email@example.com or call (317) 233-9559.
Sample exhibit activities used in teacher workshops but can also be used as construction examples for students.
Article XIII of the 1851 Indiana Constitution
LGBT Rights in Indiana
Studebaker: An Indiana Innovation
For suggestions on Indiana-related topics that tie into Taking a Stand in History, click here.
Your contest date and locationLearn more
Brainstorming and exploring your interestsLearn more
Tips, strategies and helpful resourcesLearn more
Answer the "So What?" question.Learn more
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Awards for this year's contest - including cash!Learn More
Judge, volunteer or donate a prize.Learn more