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

  • Westland Teacher's Fallen Hero Research Published
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  • Zuriel, Nigerian teen who’s met 23 world leaders
  • Eighth-grader raises international eyebrows with documentary
  • Eleventh annual 'National History Day' kicks off at Chippewa Valley Museum
Westland Teacher's Fallen Hero Research Published
Chantilly Teacher's Research on World War II Hero Published
Award-Winning Website Premieres New Free Teacher Resources
Zuriel, Nigerian teen who’s met 23 world leaders
Eighth-grader raises international eyebrows with documentary
Eleventh annual 'National History Day' kicks off at Chippewa Valley Museum

2017 Theme

Taking A Stand in History

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