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Create a Historical Paper
(taken from the National History Day site)
What is a Historical Paper?
History papers present information and analyze an event, person, place or idea from the past in writing. Although you might attach a map, chart or photograph that you refer to in your paper, you will rely mainly on words. Writing a paper is a chance to tell what you know and what you think about a part of the past.
How is a Paper Different from Other Categories?
A paper is a highly personal and individual effort, and if you prefer to work alone this may be the category for you. Papers depend almost entirely on words to tell the story, and you can usually include more information in a paper than in some of the other categories.
Paper Rules (pdf, 32kb)
A Sample Paper (pdf, 1.68mb) - Created by Laura Ball of Milwaukee, WI. Laura took first place in the Senior Paper category at the 2009 National Contest.
Evaluate your Paper (pdf, 820kb) - sample judge form from Maine NHD
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