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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  • Graduate Student Honors World War II Veteran
  • Students Are Preparing Entries For National History Day® Contest
  • When documenting history leads to awards, and dollars
  • Teaching the Hough Riots
  • Willa Yonkman wins national history award
Ship delivered atomic bomb, sank in shark-filled waters
Graduate Student Honors World War II Veteran
Students Are Preparing Entries For National History Day® Contest
When documenting history leads to awards, and dollars
Teaching the Hough Riots
Willa Yonkman wins national history award

2017 Theme

Taking A Stand in History

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