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.
Follow the links on this page to learn more about the program and how to get involved!
with support from The Richard W. and Irene Rooker Family Foundation