National History Day
National History Day (NHD) Georgia is a program of Georgia Humanities and LaGrange College. NHD encourages middle and high school students to engage more deeply in historical research and analysis.
National History Day Georgia News
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With the transition to an online contest, we will require numerous online judges to make this possible. Additional details will be sent out prior to the contest with online judging procedures.
“It is inspiring to research and share untold stories with the public. I learned how to do that through National History Day.”
—Dr. Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin, National History Day alumnus
Over the course of the school year, students select a topic related to the year’s theme and develop their projects through extensive primary and secondary source research. The NHD theme for 2020 is Breaking Barriers in History.
Under the guidance of a sponsoring teacher, students choose both their subject matter and a vehicle to present their research within the following categories: documentary, exhibition, paper, performance, or website. NHD attracts thousands of participants each year.
Competitions occur at the regional, state, and national levels.
National History Day Georgia Responds to COVID-19 Concerns
The public health and safety of our students, teachers, judges, supporters, and contest staff is a top priority of National History Day Georgia.
In light of current concerns regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, the decision has been made to suspend the in-person contest and convert the 2020 National History Day Georgia State Contest to an online contest format.
There will be no in-person contest at LaGrange College on April 18, 2020.
Additional information regarding deadlines and registration procedures for students will be sent to registered schools.
The National History Day Georgia website offers valuable information. Find answers to common questions and learn how to register for the program here.
Volunteers play a crucial role in National History Day Georgia at every level of competition. Learn more about how you can contribute to the National History Day experience in Georgia as a judge or as a day of event volunteer.
Regional Competition Sponsors
Regional competition sponsors include Augusta University; Bibb County and Houston County Schools; Clayton County Schools; Coastal Georgia Historical Society; DeKalb County Schools; Georgia Southwestern State University; Henry County Schools; Kennesaw State University; LaGrange College; Robert Toombs Christian Academy; Rockdale County Schools; Thomas County Schools; and the University of Georgia.