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

  • Vernon Hills students uncover local history at annual fair
  • Historical Perspectives
  • Hingham student chosen to become Normandy Scholar
  • Pembroke Hill student, teacher hit the beach on World War II research
  • Search for a ‘Silent Hero’
  • RMS students prep for National History Day
Vernon Hills students uncover local history at annual fair
Historical Perspectives
Hingham student chosen to become Normandy Scholar
Pembroke Hill student, teacher hit the beach on World War II research
Search for a ‘Silent Hero’
RMS students prep for National History Day

2017 Theme

Taking A Stand in History

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