National History Day in ND
In-Person State Contest: April 29, 2022
Register for the National History Day in North Dakota Contest April 1 through April 16
Other important contest dates:
Website Lockout Date: April 16
Project Upload Dealine: April 16
Registration Closes: April 16
What is National History Day?
National History Day in North Dakota is a project-based learning program that emphasizes critical reading and thinking skills, research, analysis, and the drawing of meaningful conclusions. Students can complete these projects in groups or as individuals in one of five categories: documentary, paper, exhibit, performance, or website. They then compete in either the junior (middle school) or senior (high school) division. Regional winners compete at the state contest in April at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum in Bismarck. First and second-place state winners are eligible to compete in the national contest at the University of Maryland, College Park in June. National History Day in North Dakota provides teacher training and classroom resources throughout the year.
The National History Day theme for 2022 is Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences. Join us this year as we examine what debate and diplomacy mean across place and time. History is filled with these exchanges, critical moments between allies and adversaries, where disputes are negotiated and resolutions may be found. Historical disputes and debates cover a wide range of topics from political and economic debates to diplomatic events and cultural exchanges. It includes the role of civics and governments--what is the role of the government in our lives and how has that changed over time? What makes for success and failure, and what are the consequences? Projects can focus specifically on North Dakota or on a topic from around the world.
When developing a National History Day project, consider all the important questions and factors that contributed to the development of a communication method. What happened? Who was involved? Where and when did it occur? Why did it happen? Most importantly, ask yourself, “so what?” What was the impact of communication in history? How did it affect the culture, lives, or environment of a community or the world? What were the short- and long-term outcomes? Why is this topic important, and why must we understand its effects today?
Virtual Kickoff Meeting
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 4:00 PM: In this session, open to educators, parents, and students, learn about the annual theme, Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successess, Failures, Consequences, potential topics and resources, how to get started on research, and important dates and events for the 2022 contest year. This free program runs about an hour with time for Q&A. To register, contact state coordinator Dani Stuckle at email@example.com or 701-328-2794. Interested in this session but can't make this particular time and date? Ask us about requesting a session on demand.
Danielle “Dani” Stuckle
NHD in ND Affiliate Coordinator