National History Day is a competition based on historical inquiry and presentation. Students conduct research about a historical movement, event or person based on the theme (for 2020) "Breaking Barriers" and then create one of 5 types of projects or presentation formats for their research: Paper, Exhibit, Performance, Documentary or Website. Students can work individually or as part of group (3-5 students). The projects are judged at Marion County History Fair (February, 2020), the winning entries go on to the State History competition (May, 2020) and then the National competition (June, 2020) in Maryland. If you are interested see Mr.Quiñones during Hawk Hour or Ms. Tromley, the Gifted teacher.
NHD Process/Grade Card
8 Steps to Research for NHD
Mr.Q's Power Point Presentation/Deadlines for the Project
National Contest Rule Book (English)
National Contest Rule Book (Spanish)
2020 Theme Book - "Breaking Barriers"
More helpful links for the Theme and Project
Samples of the Project Formats (Winning Projects from 2017)