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2017 NHD Contest

This year's NHD (National History Day) theme is:     Taking a Stand in History

NHD 2017: Taking a Stand inHistory


Manatee County Clerk - History Fair:  This link will bring you to the Manatee County History Fair home page. This page provides information needed in order to enter projects including registration and closing dates for registration. It also includes the requirements and rules for the contest.

NHD Contest Website: All the information about the theme, examples of topics, rules for the contest, etc.

Download the PDF file of the theme explained. Click here to OPEN and then save.

What does it mean to take a stand? To take a stand, one must take a firm position on an issue. Historically, people have taken a stand in support of an issue, such as the demonstrators in Tiananmen Square who protested for greater freedom in China. Sometimes taking a stand involves opposing the status quo—for example, Martin Luther’s act of nailing his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Taking a stand could even involve fighting against a powerful movement, such as Queen Liliuokalani’s fight against annexation to maintain Hawaiian independence. These examples show well-known individuals taking a stand. 

View a List of Sample Topics


Recommended databases

Recommended databases for History Fair Projects:

  • When you click on the title in blue letters, you leave this page and enter the individual database. 

  • Remember!  Your LOG IN is your G number (complete with G-zero-zero-etc...)  and the Password is the last four digits of the same G number.

  • Find the "Search Box" and type in keywords for your topic.

Selected Books

Searching for books, ebooks, etc.

Search for Books, eBooks, eVideos, and Articles in the

SCF Libraries Catalog

(Clicking takes you to the Catalog page)


Films On Demand -- Digital Video

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Films On Demand is a state-of-the-art streaming video. This digital video database is rich in documentaries, speeches and historical events.

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Congrats to previous NHD Winners at SCFCS!


Everyone did a great job at the 2014/2015 History Fair projects!

Two SCFCS students advanced to the National Level!

State College of Florida Collegiate School students competed with more than 3,000 students at the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day contest June 14-18 at University of Maryland, College Park, after excelling at the state competition.

Kaitlin Folsom, ninth grade, placed 11th in the national contest for her Performance Category work, “John Lennon: Leadership and Legacy Through Imagining Peace.” She previously earned second place in the Senior Individual Performance Category at the Florida History Fair May 3-5 in Tallahassee.

Felicia May also excelled in the state competition, winning first place in the Senior Historical Papers Category for “Jane Addams and the Hull House: Providing Inspiration to Create Settlement Homes for People in Poverty.” May also is a Collegiate School ninth-grader.

Read more here.

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