South Carolina History Day Resources
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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 (Spanish version)
2019-2020 Theme Information
The Breaking Barriers in History theme is complex and requires students to view history through multiple perspectives. At frst glance it seems fairly straightforward; however, sometimes things are not always what they seem. Your frst task is to think carefully and critically about what “breaking barriers” means before you choose a topic to research. Is there a physical or metaphorical barrier? Were they the first to do something? What were the effects of the barrier? Can a barrier be a positive thing? Keep these questions in mind when thinking about your project.
History Makers is home to African American oral histories
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.
Looking for an exhibit board? Check out Box Man, Inc.
Websites must be created with NHDWebCenteral. Visit https://website.nhd.org/ to begin.
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 email@example.com 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.