Educator Resources

National History Day

National History Day Resources

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We support the year-long National History Day competition as an exciting way for students to study and learn about historical issues, ideas, people, and events at our locations around the country and online!

The National Archives is the nation's record keeper. We hold billions of primary sources. Many can be incorporated into NHD research and projects. Use the resources on this page to get started. Contact us if you need help.



Learn about the digital collections available to students and teachers for this year's theme: Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas.


2023 DocsTeach NHD

The DocsTeach National History Day Page

Explore primary sources and topics for the 2023 Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas theme. Find teaching activities to get students thinking about debate and diplomacy.

DocsTeach is the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives.

Learn about National History Day resources from the National Archives! Explore DocsTeach in support of your NHD project for this year's theme: Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas.