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National History Day is an exciting academic enrichment program that helps students learn about historical issues, ideas, people, and events. This yearlong academic adventure fosters students' enthusiasm for learning and their love for history.

If your child is already participating in National History Day, explore the resources below to learn more about the program. If you are interested in the program and would like an informational packet to share with your child's teacher, please contact the state coordinator.


What is National History Day?

Learn more about the program and research, presentation and competition cycle in which your child will be participating.

Event Information

Students participating in National History Day can choose to participate in the National History Day competitive cycle by presenting their projects at a series of local, regional, state and national events. If students choose to participate in the event cycle, their work is evaluated at different stages by historians, educators, and professionals in related fields. These events provide the public recognition and community interaction that keep students motivated and intellectually engaged.

Tools for Student Researchers

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