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National History Day in PA

The Army Heritage Center Foundation is the sponsoring organization for National History Day in Pennsylvania (NHD in PA).

NHD engages students in grades 6-12 in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical topics. Students produce dramatic performances, imaginative exhibits, multimedia documentaries, web sites and papers based on research related to an annual theme. The 2011 theme is “Debate and Diplomacy: Successes, Failures, Consequences”. Individually or in teams of two to five, the students will research an issue or historical event characterized by controversy, arguement, and negotiation to discover and explain the success or failure of a particular approach and the consequences of the outcome. Student projects are evaluated at local, regional, state, and national competitions.

Participants in the NHD program include:

  • Students
  • Teachers
  • College and University Staff and Personnel in the Social Studies Field
  • Staffs of Libraries, Museums, Members, and Archives
  • Community Businessmen with an interest in education

Students celebrating National History Day.

The NHD program serves as a vehicle to teach students important literacy skills and to engage them in the use and understanding of museum and library resources. The program inspires students to study local, regional, or state history, and then challenges them to expand their thinking and apply that knowledge to the national or even worldwide scene. The program also teaches students to become technologically literate through the use of computer and Internet research methods, and the use of technologically advanced applications in their presentations.

For more information about the state event link to www.pa.nhd.org or contact the Foundation at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 717-258-1102

For ways in which to support the program, click here.