Engaging students and teachers in historical research & skills development

Teach.

More than half a million middle and high school students participate annually.
More than 30,000 teachers participate annually.

Prepare.

Students learn:

Critical thinking
Problem-solving skills
Research and reading skills
Self-esteem and confidence

Inspire.

History Day has been the vehicle that creates an understanding and appreciation of history while developing the necessary 21st-century tools, skills and aptitudes for my diverse student population.
‑Martin Marrin, Teacher

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Latest News

  • Webster Stanley Middle School students advance in National History Day Contest
  • Trio of BDHS students head to Maryland for National History Day
  • Mansfield High students making history come to life
  • Teen utilizes courthouse records to win contest
  • History, Repeated: Students Look Back in Search of Compromise
  • Metro Detroiters join Michigan History Day champions
Webster Stanley Middle School students advance in National History Day Contest
Trio of BDHS students head to Maryland for National History Day
Mansfield High students making history come to life
Teen utilizes courthouse records to win contest
History, Repeated: Students Look Back in Search of Compromise
Metro Detroiters join Michigan History Day champions

2017-2018 Theme

Conflict and Compromise in History

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