As of 2023, Montana State University-Bozeman is the new home for National History Day in Montana (NHD MT) which is an affiliate of the National History Day© (NHD) nonprofit education organization headquartered at College Park, Maryland.

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New to History Day?

If you are ateacher, enroll here for more information.

Interested injudging at regionals or the state contest? Sign up here. You can earn free OPI renewal credits for judging!

Check out our NHD MT Google Site for Teachers! There are curricular resources that are ready to use, and we have shared project examples.

NHD MT is active for the 2023-2024 school year

We are offering monthly, virtual professional development worth 1 CEU / sesssion. Links to the sessions are included in the monthly newsletters you receive once you enroll (above).

NHD MT will also be presenting at the following in-person events. Please introduce yourself!

You can also visit the main National website which has an abundance of information regarding the Contest and Teacher Resources. 

We also recommend reviewing the revised Montana Social Studies Content Standards (2021) to start planning how your grade level standards or the K-12 Social Studies skills align to NHD. There are many connections! 

The Annual State Competition is April 6, 2024 at the MSU-Bozeman University campus. The 2024 contest theme is: Turning Points in History!

Join our Montana Social Studies Educator Network

Our goals with NHD MT include advocating for meaningful social studies education, creating partnerships with other social studies and humanities organizations, and to support both educators and students engaging in historical inquiry. As we develop the NHD MT program we will be building a group of Cultural Partners. Please reach out if you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, [email protected].

Several organizations have been instrumental in revitalizing the NHD MT program. We are thankful for their support and encourage you to visit their websites to learn more about their social studies outreach or to contact the leaders directly:

Are you interested in supporting the NHD MT program financially?

We are seeking out both grants and donations to establish a strong foundation for NHD MT. Funds are budgeted for operational costs, educational outreach, the regional and state competitions, professional development, and mini-grants that support schools in participating. We truly believe that NHD MT should be a "social studies and literacy program for ALL" Montana students!

You can make a tax-deductible gift to National History Day in Montana through MSU's Alumni Foundation.

Please go to the MSUAF Gifts webpage  that is specifically for National History Day in Montana (NHD MT) or you can send a check to this address: P.O. Box 172750, Bozeman, MT 59717. In the memo please write NHD MT c/o College of EHHD. If you do not hear from the MSUAF within the month please reach out directly to Dr. Hancock or Dr. Hibbard at [email protected] or at [email protected].

Thank you in advance for supporting National History Day in Montana!