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Tuesday - Saturday10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Indiana Experience Admission Free IHS MembersFree Children under 5$9 Adult$8 Seniors 60 and older$5 Youth ages 5 through 17 Free parking with admission in lot off New York.

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History Day

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:

  • NHD students outperform their non-NHD peers on state standardized tests, not only in social studies, but in reading, science and math as well.
  • NHD students are better writers, who write with a real voice, and marshal solid evidence to support their point of view.
  • NHD students are critical thinkers who can digest, analyze and synthesize information.
  • NHD students learn 21st century skills. They learn how to collaborate with team members, talk to experts, manage their time and persevere.
  • NHD has a positive impact on students whose interest in academic subjects may wane in high school.

See how National History Day impacted Indiana students in 2014.

Click here to purchase exhibit boards online.

Sign up to judge here.

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

Indiana Historical Society NHD Indiana Services

Teacher Packets

Include an NHD Theme BookNHD Rule Book and NHD Indiana User Manual. Hard copies are available upon request while supplies last.

School Visits

Designed to fit the needs of your classroom. Introduce the program, assist with research or discuss project design.

Library Tune-Ups

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.

Contest Season

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.

Contest Registration

Teachers, please email nhdi@indianahistory.org or call (317) 233-9559 for registration instructions.

For more information email nhdi@indianahistory.org or call (317) 233-9559.

Classroom Materials

Worksheets

Primary Source Analysis Worksheet
Topic Narrowing Worksheet
Context Worksheet – American History
Context Worksheet – World History 

Exhibit Activities

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.

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