Melrose-Mindoro School National History Day: Turning Points In History: People, Ideas, Events: Home

Use this site as your guide as you proceed through the National History Day Project for the school year 2012-13.


And so begins your journey through history...

For any information regarding NHD, here is the official website:

Before beginning, please read through the rule booklet:

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See the winners from 2012 in all categories here:

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THEME 2013

This year's theme:

Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events

A turning point is a time in history when a "decisive change took place."

Go to this link to learn more about the theme and beginning to choose a topic.


According to, National History Day motivates students to discover history by:

  • Cultivating interest: students research a topic of their choice
  • Developing research skills: students act as historians discovering how to uncover primary sources, build historical context and form historical interpretations
  • Becoming experts on their research topic: presenting their research to teachers, students, and historians
  • Achieving success
    -The shy student gains confidence when speaking about a topic he/she has researched
    -The apathetic student gains passion by choosing a topic of personal interest
    -The high achieving student increases his/her ability to articulate their learning through presentation


In addition to discovering the exciting world of the past, NHD also helps students develop the following attributes that are critical for future success:

  • critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • research and reading skills
  • oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • self esteem and confidence
  • a sense of responsibility for and involvement in the democratic process

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