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South Carolina History Day Resources

Workshops

We have now posted the workshop topics. Zoom link information will follow.

 

National History Day Rule Book

This should be your first step to participating in History Day. The book includes an overview of the program, general rules, category specific rules with examples, and information about judging. View the NHD Rule Book 2021 and Theme Book 2021.

 

2021 Theme Information

NHD Square 2021 Image  (Added 9/16/2020) MCD

Communication in History: The Key to Understanding

During the 2020-2021 academic year, National History Day (NHD) students will explore topics relating to the theme Communication in History: The Key to Understanding. This theme asks students to consider how people exchange information and interact with each other. Students have the chance to explore how the methods and modes of communication have changed over time, and how they have shaped the present. Major inventions like the telephone, the telegraph, and the television stand out in our minds as obvious examples of how communication has changed over time. Yet, communication is more than just these inventions. It is about how words, thoughts, or ideas are exchanged throughout history.

Research

This research guide created by Margaret Fain at Coastal's Kimbel Library focuses on sources for South Carolina topics.

York County Library Local History

National Register of Historic Places, South Carolina

History Makers is home to African American oral histories

LOC South Carolina Slave Narratives

National Park Service Virtual Museum Exhibits
 

Project Examples

2018 Senior Group Documentary (National 2nd place)

2018 Senior Individual Documentary (2nd in the room at nationals)

For more examples, please visit the national website.

Project Resources

Looking for an exhibit board? Check out Box Man, Inc.

Websites must be created with NHDWebCenteral. Visit https://website.nhd.org/ to begin.

Creating a documentary? It can be as simple as a timed PowerPoint with sound, such as from Audacity. Here are some other products to help:  Windows Movie Maker, WeVideo, iMovie, or Lightworks.

Teacher Resources

We have resources available for you to use in the classroom. These include handouts, sample assignments, and even access to the NHD Guidebooks. Email the state coordinator at scstatehistoryday@coastal.edu to be granted access.

The state coordinator is available for school visits with teachers, students, and parents. Email or call to schedule a visit.

The national office also offers professional development opportunities for teachers, such as workshops and online courses. To learn about these, visit their Professional Development site.