The Indiana Historical Society is committed to doing our part as we address the ramifications of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Our top priority is the health and safety of our visitors, guests, volunteers and staff members.
The IPS District Contests, Southeast Region Contest, and Southwest Region Contest will be taking place virtually. Registered participants should have received information from their teachers concerning this change.
The National History Day in Indiana State Contest will be conducted virtually, with judging interviews taking place by phone on Saturday, April 25. More details will be released as they come available, and updates on COVID-19 information can be found here. If you have questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
National History Day in Indiana is an affiliate of National History Day. Students grades four through 12 research and present a project on a historical topic that fits under the annual theme.
For more information about the benefits of NHD and how it can fit into your curriculum, visit the NHD website. The Indiana Historical Society provides support and resources for Indiana teachers using NHD. For more information, check out our Educator Resources.
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NHDI team members can video chat with your classroom to introduce your students to the various project types and kinds of topics they can use in their projects.
NHDI team members will work with your students to brainstorm topics around the annual theme as well as give tips and tricks on how to access online primary and secondary sources.
Want in-depth feedback for your students? Request a project consultation event to take place in your classroom, school or local library. Available Sept. 30, 2019, through Feb. 1, 2020, for the 2019-2020 school year.
NHDI will make every effort to visit your classroom. However, if bad weather prevents us from safely reaching your class, we will attempt to reschedule. Due to contest schedules, if rescheduling a consultation visit is not possible, we will conduct digital consultations with your students who will send their projects to email@example.com. Indiana Historical Society staff will provide digital feedback.
No matter where your students are in their project, they can email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with research, thesis statements, project design, content and more.
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 or sponsors, email email@example.com or call (317) 233-9559 for registration instructions.
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