The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) proudly announces more than 300 students from schools across the state took part in the 2022 National History Day in Indiana (NHDI) State Contest on Saturday, April 30 at Marian University in Indianapolis. NHDI is a year-long program dedicated to enhancing history education in Indiana’s schools.
NHDI is a project-based, inquiry-based program that encourages students in grades four through 12 to explore their own passions by conducting research, developing research questions and then exhibiting their individual learning styles through the creation of exhibits, documentaries, performances, papers and websites. This year’s theme is “Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences.”
Educators and students alike use NHDI because it allows them to build critical thinking, inquiry, analysis and presentation skills through subjects the students are passionate about. Whether students create mini projects in class or go all the way to regional and state contests, educators and students share control of the project.
Students qualified for state by taking part in regional contests where volunteer judges worked in teams to assess projects, give feedback and rank winners. All regional finalists advanced to the state contest, where students also had the chance to win special prizes for Indiana history topics.
For a list of NHDI State Contest winners, including student names, school names, project categories and project names, please visit: https://bit.ly/3kwhSlZ. For a list of special award winners, please visit: https://bit.ly/39yJ5lJ.
All first- and second-place state finishers in each junior and senior category are now eligible to compete in the National Contest for National History Day, held virtually from June 12-16.
NHDI is presented by the Rooker Family Foundation with support from the Vigran Family Foundation. For more information, visit www.indianahistory.org/historyday or call (317) 232-1882.