This Year's Theme

New Resources for Students and Teachers!

Ask a Drexel History Major - A research helpline for NHD Philly students!

A guide to effective use of primary and secondary sources, written by staff from The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

Classroom Mentors: Graduate students from Temple's College of Education will soon be available to help NHD Philly students and teachers in their classrooms. Teachers, sign-up Here


More workshops and webinars will be added to the schedule soon!
student doing research
What Is National History Day?

High school and middle school students research a topic in history and present a paper, documentary, exhibit, performance or website.

This year's theme
Research Libraries
Tips for students

Whether you need tips for specific types of projects or guidance on doing research, we've got you covered!

National History Day

National History Day Philadelphia is a program of National History Day, an NEH Medalist

NHD Students

Meet our Students

Check out some amazing NHD projects and the inspirational young minds who created them!

NHD Teachers

For Educators

Resources to help you help your students, from mentoring to Standards to projects.

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