National History Day 2012
Uncovering the Where & How of History: Archives and National History Day
Each year, thousands of middle and high school students and teachers participate in National History Day (NHD), a year-long educational program that culminates in a national contest every June. The National History Day program provides a unique opportunity for students to gain first-hand experience conducting historical research and producing historical exhibits, essays, documentaries, media projects and performances. Participation in the NHD program begins at the local level, where regional activities feed state and national competitions. Students and teachers are encouraged to take advantage of the rich array of local history resources in our community -- libraries, museums, and historic sites -- to pursue topics of local, regional, or national interest in conjunction with the 2012 theme: Revolution, Reaction, Reform .
Learn more about this year's theme, and local events in your area, visit the National History Day web site at: http://www.nationalhistoryday.org/About.htm.
National Archives Resources for the 2012 theme:
View a listing of possible topics related to the National History Day theme available at the National Archives at Riverside.
Search the National Archives' Archival Research Catalog (ARC) for more research topics.
To schedule a research orientation or talk to an archivist, e-mail
email@example.com or call (951) 956-2000. You can also write to us at the National Archives and Records Administration, Pacific Region, 23123 Cajalco Rd., Perris, CA 92570-7298.