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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​CommunicationInHistory.jpgGetting Started

First, find out if your school has an NHD program. Actual participation varies from school to school. Some students participate through after-school clubs and scouting programs, others participate as part of their history curriculum and still others participate on their own (with the help of a coach). If your school does not have a program, you need to find a teacher or trusted adult who is willing to act as a coach for the NHD project year. The coaches help their students with time management and serve as mentors as students conduct research and create their projects.​​​​​​​​​

Before you get started, take a look at the following resources and sample projects to guide your research and prepare your own entry. You'll find theme information, examples of annotated
bibliographies and process papers, sample score sheets, and more.


Resources and Samples

Here are some resources that will come in handy as you begin working on your NHD project:


To see samples of winning projects in each entry category, go to NHD Student Project Examples website.




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