National History Day Announces Three New Special Prizes for the 2016 Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest

The Equality in History Prize, sponsored by Celie and Tabitha Niehaus, The Global Peace Prize, sponsored by the United States Institute of Peace, and The National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Prize have recently been added to the list of twenty-six special prizes awarded annually to participants in the Kenneth E. Behring National History […]

Behring Teacher Ambassadors Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National History Day (NHD) announced this morning the 24 teachers selected as Behring Teacher Ambassadors. The selected teachers have shown outstanding creativity, commitment and inspiration in developing students’ interest in history…

#Sacrifice4Freedom Twitter Contest

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National History Day (NHD) announced today the #Sacrifice4Freedom Twitter Contest. This contest is an opportunity for middle and high school students enrolled in 6th – 12th grade to earn prizes while recognizing and honoring our nation’s heroes between Memorial Day and D-Day…

Defining Leadership and Legacy as a Young Person Today

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Each year over 500,000 students around the world participate in National History Day (NHD), a year-long academic program that engages young people in advanced history research projects that align with an annual theme. Prior to the start of contests, students are encouraged to submit essays that help define the annual theme for […]

Students Hangout with Filmmakers, Curators, Writers, and Web Developers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National History Day (NHD) is presenting a new online learning series for the over 600,000 students who enter the NHD contest each year. Students from across the country will develop original, historical research performances, websites, documentaries, exhibits, and papers to present at affiliate local and state contests, where they will have the […]

15 Students and Teachers Selected to Walk in the Footsteps of the Fallen

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National History Day (NHD) announces this week the students and their teachers from 14 states and South Korea selected to participate in the 2014 Albert H. Small Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Student and Teacher Institute. This program will immerse selected students and teachers from Missouri, Arizona, Washington, Iowa, Ohio, South Korea, Tennessee, […]