National History Day teaches, prepares, inspires.

National History Day is an engaging and challenging
year-long educational program for students in grades 6-12.




Each year, the National History Day office chooses a theme to help students direct their research. Students must make a connection between the theme and their topic. The themes that are chosen are broad, allowing students to research topics on all levels from local history to ancient history. In order to draw a connection to the theme, students must understand the historical significance of their topic and answer questions about time, place, and context. Understanding the impact and significance of the topic will help define why the topic is important and draw this connection to the theme.






Theme Resources



Updated 2021 Rule Book

Topic Ideas and Brainstorming



Thank you to the following organizations for supporting National History Day Delaware:

Thank you for supporting National History Day Delaware


The Delaware Historical Society is proud to sponsor the National History Day program.
It is a privilege to support the contestants who work hard to represent Delaware on a national scale.
For more information about the National History Day program, please visit

National History Day


For more information about how you can participate in NHD in Delaware, please contact:
NHD in DE State Coordinator: |  302-295-2388



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The Delaware Historical Society is the statewide, non-profit organization that explores, preserves, shares, and promotes Delaware history, heritage, and culture to strengthen our community.