Important 2016 Dates

This Year's Theme

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is hosting a Kick-Off event for National History Day on October 13, from 4:30 to 7. This event will be to connect educators with local cultural institutions that can help students create engaging projects on this year's theme, as well as to generally orient new teachers with the scope of National History Day. Register now! Or visit The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Teachers new to NHD will receive a map for their classroom and refreshments will be served.

State Results — We are proud to announce Jenny Chan of Masterman High School won 1st place for Senior Individual Documentary, and Matteisha Yound, Dionna Herrington, Waynet Wallace of Constitution High School placed 2nd for Senior Group Performance. These students have qualified to go to Nationals. See all 2015 results and photos.

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FUN FOR STUDENTS & PARENTS: Are You Smarter than a NHD Student?
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What Is National History Day?
High school and middle school students research a topic in history and present a paper, movie, play, or website.
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