National History Day

Do you know a student who is interested in history?  Check out National History Day ( and, a year-long opportunity with focused research on history, interpretation, and creative expression for 6th – 12th-grade students. By participating in NHD, students become writers, filmmakers, web designers, playwrights, or artists to create their understanding and expression of history.  Contests are at the county and state levels, with the annual national competition in June.
Please see the two links below to learn about suggested AARCH topics and learn more about National History Day.

Frederick County African American History Research Ideas for NHD:
Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences

Tell the students in your life about the 2022 National History Day
Explore history. Discover new stories. Create exhibits, dramatic presentations, websites, videos, or essays.

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