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National History Day makes history come alive for students by engaging them in the discovery of the historical, cultural and social experiences of the past. Through hands-on experiences and presentations, today's kids are better able to inform the present and shape the future. NHD inspires children through exciting competitions and transforms teaching through project-based curriculum and instruction.


 

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NATIONAL HISTORY DAY RECEIVES THE NATIONAL HUMANITIES MEDAL FROM PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA


COLLEGE PARK, Md. — National History Day (NHD), a year-long academic program focused on historical research for 6th to 12th grade students, was awarded the prestigious 2011 National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony on Monday, February 13. Dr. Cathy Gorn, executive director of NHD, accepted the award on behalf of the NHD staff, board and honorary advisory council. Read More


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"Students have always told us how much they loved their NHD experience and how it has changed their life, both in their academics and their careers.History not only teaches students about the stories of our past, but is vital to creating a generation of young people who can apply these lessons to the future."
— Cokie Roberts

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