National History Day Contest What is the National History Day Contest, you ask? Each year more than half a million students just like you participate. You will choose a historical topic related to the annual theme, and then conduct primary and secondary research. You will look through libraries, archives and museums, conduct oral history interviews, and visit historic sites. After you have analyzed and interpreted your sources, and have drawn a conclusion about the significance of your topic, you will then be able to present your work in one of five ways: as a paper, an exhibit, a performance, a documentary, or a web site. In the spring, you may enter your work into local NHD contests where it will be judged by professional educators and historians.
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Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships This page provides information about prestigious scholarships. Prestigious scholarships are among the most well-known and most generous scholarships, but are also the most competitive. They are national or international in scope. Profile in Courage Essay Contest Information for Teachers Access relevant national standards, guidelines, and curriculum materials. Internet Resources General This is a great site that has thousands of educational videos and interactive quizzes organized by category. The history section has more than 20 sub-categories with hundreds of videos and quizzes. Khan Academy is an amazing site that offers short video lessons for students on a variety of topics. Its history selection is relatively limited (though still worthwhile), but it’s growing rapidly. American History
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