National History Day in Louisiana
National History Day (NHD) is a year-long academic program and competition for students in grades 6-12. Students choose historical topics related to a theme and conduct extensive primary and secondary research through libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews and historic sites. The theme for 2012 is Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History. After analyzing and interpreting their sources and drawing conclusions about their topics’ significance in history, students present their work in original papers, websites, exhibits, performances and documentaries.