NHD (National History Day)

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Research indicates that NHD students outperform their non-NHD peers on state standardized tests in multiple subjects. This program helps students become better researchers; it focuses on reading and writing skills, and encourages historical thinking.
NHD has been challenging students for 35 years! Last year marked the greatest number of researchers! Learn more about NHD by viewing this eight minute video on YouTube:


Community Middle School students who competed at the National History Day contest at William Paterson University in May 2012 were featured on Classroom Close-up. http://www.njea.org/about/classroom-close-up  Episode 2012-13, Show 5 at 19minutes and 30 seconds

The Regional competition entry fee is $10.00.
There is NO fee for the State competition.
Only one payment is needed for any level of our NJ state contest. If (!!!) a student qualifies as one of the two NJ delegates for the NATIONAL HISTORY DAY Competition at the University of Maryland, then please expect a more significant round of charges will apply.
(Registration, room, board, transportation, and spending $ for Washington, D.C.)

1. Please make a check payable to:
New Jersey National History Day

2. Please mail the $10 check to the following address AFTER January 2016:

New Jersey History Day
c/o Office of Field Experiences
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ, 07470

Be sure to write the student NAME & School (CMS) on the "note" line near the bottom left-hand corner

New Jersey History Day Website: http://nj.nhd.org/

National History Day Website:  http://www.nhd.org/

NHD Sample Entries: http://www.nhd.org/CreatingEntry.htm

NHD Rule Book: http://www.nhd.org/images/uploads/2010rulebook.pdf

NHD Theme Book:  http://www.nhd.org/AnnualTheme.htm