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Celebrate the start of the NHD Philly 2024 Season!

Join us on Wednesday, October 11th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the annual NHD Philly Kickoff. Whether you have participated in NHD Philly in the past or are interested in learning about how to introduce this award-winning program to your school and students, the Kickoff will allow you to immerse yourself in the incredible possibilities of National History Day. Featuring a hands-on workshop and representatives from cultural institutions, libraries, and archives from across Philadelphia, this event will equip educators with the material and techniques for getting primary sources into their schools and in front of their students. Act 48 credit is available upon completion of the workshop!

Turning Points in History

2024 is the 50th Anniversary of National History Day and in celebration, the theme "Turning Points" invites students to consider questions of time and place, cause and effect, change over time, and impact and significance.

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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.

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