Getting Started

The best place to begin your History Day project is at the websites dedicated to this competition. You’ll find guidelines for your project and links to resources that will help extensively with your research.

National History Day (NHD) 
The official website for National History Day contains great information to help you get started. Review the contest rules and this year’s theme. Choose a topic and conduct research using primary, secondary and tertiary sources. Learn to cite sources and create an annotated bibliography. The resources at this website are rich and numerous.

NHD – Research Central

NHD – Society of American Archivists’ Online Toolkit

National History Day in Missouri (NHDMO)
This is the official website of the Missouri state affiliate of the National History Day program.

Informational Booklet

Theme Discussions

Sample Topic Lists

State Historical Society of Missouri: Historic Missourians
This website was created to assist students with their study of Missouri history and historic Missourians. You can search by last name, time period, region or category.

Online Primary Sources | Middle School Primary Sources
High School Primary Sources | Other Library Resources

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