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     What is National History Day?


    The College of Liberal Studies and the and History Department are proud sponsors of National History Day (NHD), a program that engages middle school and high school students in historical research and academic competition. Research begins in late fall, and culminates in school, regional, and state-level contests beginning in the spring.  NHD provides University of Wisconsin-La Crosse students the opportunity to engage with young scholars at a number of stages in the research and competition phases.  At UWL all history and history education majors and minors are encouraged to participate in National History Day.

    The National History Day program at UW-L is overseen by Assistant Professor Patricia Stovey. She can be contacted at or 608-785-8353.


    National History Day -- 2014

    The 2014 theme is "Rights and Responsibilities in History." The Western Regional Contest will be held at the Cartwright Center on the UW-L campus Monday, March 31st, 2014.

    The contest is open to the public.  Attached is the 2014 program.


    Interested UW-L history minors and majors as well as members of Phi Alpha Theta and faculty are strongly encouraged to participate as judges at this regional event as well as earlier local school events in late February and early March. Please contact Professor Stovey if you are interested.


    Tips for Preparing National History Day Submissions

    Research Tips
    Project Organization
    Thinking Thematically


    Key Websites for Teachers and Students

    Wisconsin Historical Society
    National History Day
    Library of Congress American Memory Project
    National Archives Digital Classroom
    Internet Modern History Sourcebook (Fordham University)
    Smithsonian Museums
    United State Holocaust Memorial Museum
    La Crosse History Unbound

    Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)