National History Day



Theme:  Taking a Stand in History  

Each year NHD frames students’ research within a historical theme.  The theme is chosen for its broad application to world, national or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past.  The theme for 2017 is  Taking a Stand in History.  The theme provides a focused way to increase students’ historical understanding and an opportunity to develop perspective and understanding rather than merely being able to cite facts and figures.


To learn about this years NHD theme, download the following helpful documents:
 2017 NHD-OC Medalists
Please Scroll all the way down.  There are several pages.
 Resources below will be updated as they become available!

Thank you to our NHD-OC Sponsors
Orange County Council for Gifted and Talented Education












































































































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