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Idaho State Historical Society National History Day (NHD)

National History Day in Idaho (NHD) is a year-long, student-led academic program focused on historical research, interpretation and creative expression for 4th-12th grade students across Idaho. Students have the opportunity to become writers, filmmakers, web designers, playwrights and artists as they create unique contemporary expressions of history. The experience culminates in a series of competitions at the local and state levels, with an annual national contest in June.

Teachers who choose to adopt this year-long program will have the flexibility to adapt it to meet the needs of their classroom. The 2023 National History Day Theme Narrative is “Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas.” This theme is broad enough in scope to encourage the investigation of topics ranging from local to global history.

Click here to explore the 2023 NHD theme narrative or visit the Idaho State Historical Society website to learn more about participating in this year’s program.