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National History Day Philadelphia

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National History Day is a renowned program for 6th-12th graders to learn how to research, write, and think critically. HSP leads NHD Philly and offers this program to all secondary students in Philadelphia County. Watch this short video to learn more about NHD.


Discover HSP's resources for students and teachers: research with HSP collections from home, school, or on a visit to us. 

It's about history and 6th-12th grade students all over the country do it, but it is more than a day. Learn how to get involved.
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HSP is proud to be one of dozens of Philadelphia cultural institutions who bring NHD to Philadelphia's students. Learn more about the program and the regional contest.
Join us on March 16 at the National Constitution Center to see what Philly’s students have been researching. 
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This section provides resources to help teachers integrate primary sources into their classroom teaching as well as align NHD with Common Core.
Find topics supported by the archives of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania that match this year's theme.

National History Day Philly is made possible by a grant from the Connelly Foundation.

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