Each year more than half a million students participate in the National History Day Contest. Students choose a historical topic related to the annual theme, and then conduct primary and secondary research. Students will look through libraries, archives and museums, conduct oral history interviews, and visit historic sites. After students have analyzed and interpreted their sources, and have drawn a conclusion about the significance of their topics, they will then be able to present their work in one of five ways: as a paper, an exhibit, a performance, a documentary, or a website.
The theme is chosen for the broad application to world, national, or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. The 2018-2019 theme is Triumph & Tragedy in History.
This year, multiple Masterman students placed for their projects. In order to view them and find out some more information about NHD, please click here.