National History Day

National History Day®(NHD) offers year-long academic programs that engage over half a million middle- and high-school students around the world annually in conducting original research on historical topics of interest. Since 1974, NHD has continuously improved history education by providing professional development opportunities and curriculum materials for educators. The largest NHD program is the National History Day Contest that encourages more than half a million students around the world to conduct historical research on a topic of their choice. Students enter these projects at the local and affiliate levels, with top students advancing to the National Contest at the University of Maryland at College Park.

The Carter Presidential Library is ready and available to meet the needs of teachers and students participating in NHD here in Georgia and across the nation. While each year’s contest brings a new theme, they will always hold relevancy to our collections, those of other Presidential Libraries, and the resources of the National Archives. Use the resources below to get started today!

For further assistance, please reach out to us by submitting the Ask an Archivist form, or by contacting Joshua Montanari, Education Specialist | email: joshua.montanari@nara.gov.

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