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

  • UMD libraries are helping Eastern Middle School students with research projects
  • Carolina Forest teacher studies wartime sacrifices
  • Carlisle teacher's research on POW featured on award-winning website
  • Buffalo Grove students place third in History Day contest
  • Donegal graduate wins global History Day competition with project examining Mr. Rogers' impact on society
  • Leon High students take top honors at National History Day
UMD libraries are helping Eastern Middle School students with research projects
Carolina Forest teacher studies wartime sacrifices
Carlisle teacher's research on POW featured on award-winning website
Buffalo Grove students place third in History Day contest
Donegal graduate wins global History Day competition with project examining Mr. Rogers' impact on society
Leon High students take top honors at National History Day

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Conflict and Compromise in History

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