The National History Day in Indiana program equips students and educators with a framework to create projects in the form of exhibits, documentaries, websites, performances and papers and provides a platform for presenting work in regional, state and national competitions.
Studies on NHD show that:
- NHD students outperform their non-NHD peers on state standardized tests, not only in social studies, but in reading, science and math as well.
- NHD students are better writers, who write with a real voice, and marshal solid evidence to support their point of view.
- NHD students are critical thinkers who can digest, analyze and synthesize information.
- NHD students learn 21st century skills. They learn how to collaborate with team members, talk to experts, manage their time and persevere.
- NHD has a positive impact on students whose interest in academic subjects may wane in high school.
with support from The Richard W. and Irene Rooker Family Foundation