Breaking And Entering Documentary Review Essays

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 and be able to operate appropriate software and equipment.

How is a Website Different from Other Categories?

Websites can display materials online, your own historical analysis as well as primary and secondary sources. Websites are interactive experiences where viewers can play music, look at a video or click on different links. Viewers can freely navigate and move through the website. Websites use color, images, fonts, documents, objects, graphics and design, as well as words, to tell your story.

  • Research your topic first. Examine primary and secondary sources. From this research, create your thesis. This will be the point that you want to make with your historical website.
  • Narrow in on the content of your website. Decide what information you want to incorporate in your web pages, such as any photos, primary documents, or media clips you may have found. You should be sure to have plenty of supporting information for your thesis.
  • Create your website with the NHD Site Editor.Click here to begin the registration process.
  • Consider organization and design.
    • Keep it simple: don’t waste too much time on bells and whistles. Tell your story and tell it straight.
    • Borrow ideas from other websites: find design elements that work and imitate them on your website. Just remember to give credit where credit is due.
    • Make sure every element of your design points back to your topic, thesis, and/or time period. There should be a conscious reason for every choice you make about color, typeface, or graphics.

PLEASE NOTE – If you converted your website to save from previous contest years, you will need to use a new email address to create an account for the 2015 contest. The email address is optional and only used to recover passwords in the event of forgotten or lost passwords.

With so many complaints in the past regarding the Scrib.d element on NHD Weebly, we have removed this element and recommend students post their bibliographies and process papers as PDF files on their websites, using the ‘File’ element under ‘Media’. Please visit the following website created by former NHD participant, Christopher Su, for helpful tips and guides: NHD Website Resources

If you have any further questions please email with your current URL and login information. If you have lost your login information, cannot convert your standard Weebly to NHD Weebly, or need an account recovered please email

A process paper is a description of how you conducted your research, developed your topic idea, and created your entry. The process paper must also explain the relationship of your topic to the contest theme. For more information on the Process Paper and other rules, review the Contest Rule Book (English) / Contest Rule Book (Spanish).

National Contest Student Website Examples

Junior Group

Senior Group

Senior Individual

China's Surge into Silk: The Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange of the Silk Road

Tigan Donaldson & Brian Ely

The Visionary Exploration of Jacques Cousteau: Changing Perceptions of the Ocean through Undersea Encounters

Sovigne Gardner & Grace Gardner

Ada Lovelace, The Enchantress of Computing: Exploring the Beginnings of the Information Evolution

Denisse Cordova


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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Hood ...

Himself - Longest Static Spin Cycling Marathon

Michal Kapral ...

Himself - Fastest Marathon While Juggling 3 Objects

Steve Spalding ...

Himself - Grape Catcher

Ashrita Furman ...

Himself - Holder of Most World Records in Guinness Book

Paul Tavilla ...

Himself - The Grape Catcher

Boo McAfee ...

Himself - Longest Drumming Marathon, 738 hours

Zach Warren ...

Himself - Joggler

Stuart Claxton ...

Himself -Guinness World Records Chief Adjudicator

Christopher Camp ...

Himself - Most Bull Whip Cracks in One Minute, 222 (as Chris Camp)

Jan Piotr Krutewicz ...

Himself - World's Smallest Telephone (as Fr. Jan Piotr Krutewicz)

Al Gliniecki ...

Himself - Most Cherry Stems Tied with Tongue in 1 Minute, 12; In One Hour 911

Johnny Rabb ...

Himself - Most Drumbeats Played in One Minute, 1,026

Wilson Casey ...

Himself - Longest Radio Trivia Broadcast, 30 Hours

Michael Kettman ...

Himself - Most Basketballs Spun Simultaneously, 28

Robert Speca ...

Himself - Most Dominoes Toppled, 111,111

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Some say that to embrace one's greatest talent is to make the world a better place. Others see a grown man spinning a sixteen-foot hula hoop and snicker about trivial obsessions. Breaking world records is a mysteriously seductive tradition, alternately inspiring, reckless, and bizarre. Follow a joggler, a grape catcher, and a man who cycles nowhere as they battle the odds - and their respective nemeses - in pursuit of global dominance. Since when is it trivial to dream? Written by Anonymous

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Fame. Fortune. Usually Neither.


Documentary | Comedy


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Release Date:

14 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York, USASee more »

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Crazy Credits

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