National History Day Georgia
National History Day actively engages students in middle and high school
in the historical process. Over the course of the school year, students select
a topic related to the year's theme. They engage in a program of research,
in both primary and secondary sources, designed to investigate their topic and
answer specific research questions. Their results are then presented through
one of a variety of categories including exhibits, papers, documentaries, websites
and performances. All entries, regardless of category include a written component,
known as the 'process paper' which discusses the reasoning behind the project,
the research process and the significance of the topic to the theme. Students
must also prepare and submit an annotated bibliography.
National History Day students study the past in an active and dynamic way, developing
skills that apply to all facets of their lives. They learn the value of deep
and critical reading. Students analyze evidence, interpret data, draw conclusions
and communicate them via written and oral means. It is a true learning experience:
students learn, students experience, students grow and students achieve in ways
even they thought unimaginable.
has served as the affiliate sponsor of National History Day for more than two decades. LaGrange College, long time co-host/sponsor of the West Georgia Regional NHD competition, has teamed up with Georgia Humanities to cosponsor the program in Georgia. LaGrange College serves as the primary mentoring and education branch of the program and provides a number of support services to teachers and students. Please take a moment to explore our website and let us know if you have any questions (
2019 Regional Contest Host Information
The State of Georgia has 11 NHD Regions, each conducting its own contest. Here
to locate a regional contest near you. For contact information please
visit our "Regional Contest" page linked above. The state contest will
be held on the campus of LaGrange College April 13, 2019. Please consult
the "State Contest" page for more information.