WHY PARTICIPATE

History is much more than memorizing names of long-dead people and seemingly meaningless dates just to answer some questions at the end of a chapter of a textbook!

 

Doing historical research can be like solving a mystery. You have a question and find evidence to interpret so you can determine the answer. By participating in History Day, you can take a topic of your choice and create an original project that combines your research and your creativity.

 

History Day lets you become the historian and the expert. Conducting original research and presenting your findings allows you to share how history affects our lives outside of the classroom. The work students produce for History Day is often looked upon very favorably by colleges and universities.

 

History Day is not about what you win, but what you learn!

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