About National History Day

What is NHD?

National History Day (NHD) is an interdisciplinary project-based learning curriculum for students in grades 6-12 that incorporates inquiry to engage students and help them develop 21st century college and career ready skills necessary to become responsible citizens and compete in a global society.

Inquiry and project-based learning immerses students in learning that is deep and long-lasting, and inspires in them a love of learning and personal connection to their academic experience.

Through NHD students hone their critical thinking and communication skills and produce scholarly projects in the form of dramatic performance, imaginative exhibit, multimedia documentary, research paper, or website. Winners of the State contest advance to a national competition at the University of Maryland each June.

All Delaware students in grades 6-12 are eligible to compete in the NHD in Delaware program.

For more information about National History Day in Delaware, please contact the State coordinator at rfay@dehistory.org.