National History Day Resources

National History Day Logo We support the year-long National History Day competition as an exciting way for students to study and learn about historical issues, ideas, people, and events at our locations around the country and online!

The National Archives is the nation's record keeper. We hold billions of primary sources. Many can be incorporated into NHD research and projects. Use the resources on this page to get started. If you need help: Contact Us

Specifically for the 2015 Leadership and Legacy in History theme:

  • The DocsTeach National History Day Page Students: Explore primary sources for National History Day topics. Teachers: Find teaching activities to get students thinking about rights and responsibilities; and share primary sources for possible NHD topics.
  • Find inspiration and ideas for topics on our Facebook page with the #TeachNHD tag.
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The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
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