National History Day

National History Day is a great program for 6th-12th graders to learn how to research, write, and think critically.  HSP works with NHD Philly to bring this program to all secondary students in the county of Philadelphia.  Watch this short video to hear students discuss the benefits of participation.  Check out the resources here for students and teachers - to research with HSP collections from home, school, or on a visit to us.

Check out our new cool video on special resources for this year theme!


A library can be a bewildering place. For many middle and high school students, libraries are a labyrinth of stacks, databases, and jargon. Those with homework or projects requiring research often ask: Where do I start?

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