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The website category is the most interactive of all NHD categories. A website should reflect your ability to use website design software and computer technology to communicate your topic’s significance in history. Your historical website should be a collection of web pages, interconnected by hyperlinks, that presents both primary and secondary sources and your historical analysis. To engage and inform viewers, your website should incorporate interactive multimedia, text, non-textual descriptions (e.g., photographs, maps, music, etc.), and interpretations of sources. To construct a website, you must have access to the Internet.


National History Day is now using NHDWebCentral as it's paform. Students must use the official NHD Website Editor to create their website.

NHDWebCentral Help

We strongly recommend all students begin by reviewing the following guides. These guides are meant to be followed in order.

  1. Account Set-up:  Set-up your NHDWebCentral Account

  2. Get to know NHDWebCentral:  Features overiew

  3. Plan Your Website:  Use your thesis to divide content and decide which pages you need on paper before creating your site.

  4. Create Your Page Template:  Set-up your unique page template, duplicate for supporting pages, and link through the navigational menu

  5. Plan Your Pages and Prepare Content:  Sketch out your website on paper and create a plan

  6. Add Content to Pages: Use your plan to add content to your website including columns, text blocks, images, audio/video, and PDF.

  7. Bells and Whistles (in progress)


      NHDWebCentral FAQ



If you are not able to access these Google Docs due to your school's security settings, talk to your teacher. Do not request access to the document through Google as we will be unable to grant it.


After reviewing the guides above, use this link to get started:

For NHDWebCentral Technical Support, students and teachers should contact NHD at


Special Thanks to Minnesota NHD for developing these guides!

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