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2020  : | Theme Book | | The National History Day Rule Book  / Rule Book  (Spanish)


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.  

Georgia Humanities 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 ( 


2020 Regional Contest Host Information

The State of Georgia has 11 NHD Regions, each conducting its own contest. Here is the 2019-2020 NHD GA Regional Map to help you 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 18, 2020.  Please consult the "State Contest" page for more information.