Studying the past to inform the present and shape the future

Celebrating 50 Years of NHD

2024 Contest Theme

Turning Points in History

A turning point is an idea, event, or action that directly, or sometimes indirectly, causes change. The National History Day® (NHD) 2024 contest theme invites you to consider questions of time and place, cause and effect, change over time, and impact and significance.

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Documenting personal stories, written by students, of those who gave everything for our liberty

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