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NHD Information

About – 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.

Teachers - Why Teach NHD?

Inquiry and Project-Based Learning

National History Day (NHD) is an interdisciplinary project-based learning curriculum 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.

Students and Parents – How to Participate

Welcome! Congratulations on participating in National History Day in Delaware (NHD DE)! Here you will find the resources and information you need to get started on your National History Day (NHD) project.

Judges - How to Get Involved as a Judge

Do you love history? Enjoy working with students? Serving your community?

Volunteer us as a judge for National History Day in Delaware!

National History Day 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.

The NHD DE State Contest is a day long event for teachers, students, parents, and community members to gather and recognize the accomplishments of the students participating in the NHD program.

Usually held in late winter/early spring, the state contest is a day-long event. NHD DE provides training and guidance for new and experienced judges.

Judges review student projects, interview contestants, select the winners who will advance to the national contest, and provide constructive feedback.

8:00 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.: Complimentary breakfast and refreshments

8:20 a.m. – 8:55a.m.: Judge’s Orientation

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: First Round Judging

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Complimentary Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Run-off/Final Round Judging (optional)

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Awards Ceremony (optional)

More information coming soon!