If you’re new to National History Day, you may have lots of questions. The following videos have answers about digging up information in archives; using primary sources, such as newspapers; and presenting your work in different formats (as an exhibit, website, documentary, paper or performance). If you’re interested in competing, you’ll also learn about this year’s theme and rules.
- 2021 Theme by National History Day
- Communication in History: The Key to Understanding with Iowa Topics
- Researching From Home
Insider Tips is a webinar series brought to you by National History Day in Iowa. The series covers the whole process, from the beginning (choosing a topic) to the end (preparing to compete at district, state and national contests).
Ask a Librarian
Are you researching from home? Have you found something at the State Historical of Iowa Research Center’s website and need something scanned? Do you have a question about a source? Feel free to submit a reference request and ask a librarian for help.
Get help with research questions, project construction and feedback on your project and/or required written materials. Submit the mentorship request online and we will pair you with a National History Day in Iowa mentor.
Attend a one-day, hands-on workshop to improve your National History Day skills. Jump-start your project by learning about the year's theme, start your research and more. History Day 101 workshops are held in late summer each year.