Virtual 2020 Student Page
During the 2020 National Contest, NHD will offer virtual student activities. These activities include short videos from our NHD partners about the 2021 theme, Communication in History: The Key to Understanding, and virtual webinars.
NHD Performers Workshop with the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History
Join experts from the National Museum of American History for a performers workshop to hone your craft and get ideas for the 2021 Communication in History: They Key to Understanding theme.
Every NHD student is a writer! Learn more about writing history
Join NHD Teacher (and coordinator) Matthew Elms, author of When the Akimotos Went to War, for a conversation about researching and writing history.
Download a PDF copy of When the Akimotos Went to War here.
The Great National Museum of African American History and Culture Virtual Topic Hunt
Explore the online collection of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) to find potential project topics on individuals, groups, and events that connect to the 2021 contest theme of Communication in History: The Key to Understanding.
Download a copy of The Great National Museum of African American History and Culture Virtual Topic Hunt PDF to start searching!
Documentary Viewing Party
More than 21,000 women enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War I to serve as uniformed nurses. Nearly half of them served in overseas locations. Their little known story is presented through the writings of two of these brave women, Elizabeth Lewis and Emma Elizabeth Weaver. This documentary was developed by the Army Heritage Center Foundationlocated in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Watch the documentary when you want on the AHC Foundation's YouTube Channel.
#NHD2020 National Contest Schedule
National History Day
2021 Theme Introduction Video
The Association for Diplomatic Studies & Training
Introducing the Association for Diplomatic Studies & Training
Navigating and Searching the ADST Digital Collections
National Archives and Records Administration
Get Ready for NHD 2021 with the National Archives and Records Administration
Looking for more NHD inspiration? The National Archives and Records Administration curates their own National History Day page. Visit NARA's NHD page to start researching.
National Museum of the American Indian
Resources from the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian
Did American Indians Really Use Smoke Signals? (NHD 2021 Topics)
National Park Service
Exploring History in the National Park Service
The White House Historical Association
Exploring Communication in History: The Key to Understanding with The White House Historical Association
Visit the Smithsonian Learning Lab's website to view NMAAHC's Virtual Documentary Showcase on African and African American history!