Starting a school
History Day event can raise student, parent, and administrator
awareness and excitement for history and the NHD program. It
will give students an opportunity to experience History Day
rules and judging while on familiar ground, and also provide
them with feedback and time necessary to improve entries for
the regional event. A school event is an excellent way to show
the school in a positive manner and demonstrate student achievement.
These events range from small exhibitions within individual
classrooms to school-wide or district-wide History Day events.
The goal of each of these events is to provide recognition for
the work of all participating students and to select the finalists
eligible to participate at the regional event. The number of
regional finalists that you may select is determined by your
regional coordinator. Typically, four to five entries in each
category are able to advance from each school. Categories are
divided by age division, project type, and group type (e.g.
“senior individual exhibit”), so quite a few entries
will be eligible to progress. If you have not yet been informed
of your region’s entry limit, you can contact your regional
coordinator to find out what the limit will be. Regional coordinator
contact information can be found here.
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