NHD Step by Step

Click the links to navigate to a page with a recorded webinar and downloadable resources for the classroom.

Planning an NHD Year »

Exploring the Theme »

Choosing a Topic »

Writing a NHD Thesis Statement »

Doing NHD Research »

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NHD Rule Book - English
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File: NHDRuleBook2021Digital.pdf (approx 1.04 MB)

NHD Rule Book - English

Summary of Significant Rule Changes 2021
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File: SummaryofSignificantRulesChanges2021.pdf (approx 700.20 kB)

Summary of Significant Rule Changes 2021

NHD 2021 Evaluation Forms - ALL (2022 Forms Coming Soon!)
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File: NHD_EvaluationForms_Round1_ALLin1-merged.pdf (approx 352.76 kB)

NHD 2021 Evaluation Forms - ALL (2022 Forms Coming Soon!)

NHD Rule Book - Spanish
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File: NHDSpanishRuleBook2021Digital.pdf (approx 885.28 kB)

NHD Rule Book - Spanish

Getting Started with National History Day

  • Visit the National History Day site as well as this site to get the new rule book and evaluation forms, see sample projects, register for graduate courses, and find additional resources.
  • Look at the theme book to learn about this year's theme, Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences, and to get ideas for project topics.
  • Connect with your regional coordinator for information about implementation, or answers to specific questions.

2022 NHD Theme Book: Debate & Diplomacy in History, Successes, Failures, Consequences »

2020 Theme Narrative & Sample New Mexico History Topics »

DECODE: Graphic Organizer Worksheet for NHD 2022 »

Preparing Projects for 2021 Virtual Contests --  2022 Information Coming Soon!

Exhibits

Instructions and Templates for Exhibit Projects

Entry’s Paper = title page, process paper, bibliography, label copy 

Project Link = slides or images of exhibit

 

Documentaries

Instructions and Templates for Documentary Projects

Entry’s Paper = title page, process paper, bibliography

Project Link = URL to documentary

Upload video files to the following links: (2 GB max)

Junior Individual Documentary

Junior Group Documentary

Senior Individual Documentary

Senior Group Documentary

Detailed instructions for creating pdfs, uploading to SmugMug and submitting to the contest. 

 

Papers

Entry’s Paper = title page, process paper, paper, bibliography

 

Performances

Instructions and Templates for Performance Projects

Entry’s Paper = title page, process paper, bibliography, script template

Project Link = recording of performance (URL)

Upload video files to the following links: (2 GB max)

Junior Individual Performance

Junior Group Performace

Senior Individual Performance

Senior Group Performance

Detailed instructions for creating pdfs, uploading to SmugMug and submitting to the contest. 

 

Websites

Entry’s Paper = title page, process paper, bibliography, student composed text (would also be integrated into website)

Project Link = NHDWebCentral site key

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Weekly Lesson Plans

If you can only check in with your NHD students once a week, here's a week by week guide to get you through to regionals! Click the buttons below to download PDFs.

NHD Lesson Plan Week 1 »

NHD Lesson Plan Week 2 »

Lesson Plans Weeks 3 and 4 »

Lesson Plans Weeks 5 and 6 »

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Download permission slip for consent
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File: consent-form-minor.pdf (approx 177.76 kB)

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Protecting Children's Privacy

When it comes time to register for contests, please be aware that students younger than 13 can NOT give consent to share their information. Please be sure that parents give consent during the registration process, either by assisting with registration or by providing a signed permission slip.
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We are grateful for support from these generous organizations

Historical Society of New Mexico, a Gila Level Sponsor ($1,000)

Los Alamos Historical Society, a Gila Level Sponsor ($1,000)

University of New Mexico Department of History , a Gila Level Sponsor ($1,000)

Ideum, a San Juan Level Sponsor

Doña Ana County Historical Society, a San Juan Level Sponsor ($100)

New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs

 

You, too, can support National History Day in New Mexico. CLICK HERE to make your donation today!

 

 

 

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