Capital Region History Day at the New York State Museum

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Classrooms
$8 Registration Fee
National History Day Logo
New York State History Day Logo
Conflict and Compromise Logo

The New York State Museum invites teachers and their students to participate in the annual Capital Region History Day competition on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Students in grades 6-12 may discover and unveil history’s secrets and express what they have learned through one of the five following formats: Exhibits, Documentaries, Papers, Exhibit Boards and Theatrical Performances. 

Students compete at the regional level where the top two winners in each category proceed to the state competition in Cooperstown, NY. From there, winning students have the opportunity to move on to the national level competition at the University of Maryland in College Park. National History Day (NHD) hosts more than half a million students from around the world as they conduct research and interpret historical topics through the lens of an annual theme.

The History Day methodology supports teachers and schools through aligning curriculum and instructional priorities with Common Core Standards, while preparing students for college and career readiness. Read the report of how and where NHD aligns with Common Core Standards here http://www.nhd.org/sites/default/files/NHD-and-Common-Core-Final.pdf

National History Day was awarded the prestigious 2011 National Humanities Medal by President Barak Obama.

2018 Theme & Getting Starting

Conflict and Compromise Logo

The 2018 National History Day theme is Conflict and Compromise in History. Teachers and students should visit the National History Day website at http://www.nhd.org/ to see how to get started, locate resources for conducting research and download the NHD Rulebook and the 2018 Theme book. The national website also has a list of frequently asked questions, exemplary projects from each category and a 2018 History Day Contest flyer for teachers to post in their classrooms. 

Important Information, Dates & Deadlines:


  • Capital Regional History Day
    Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the New York State Museum
    Registration: January 15, 2018 through March 5, 2018. (Links to registration information will be made available from this page on January 15, 2018.)
    Registration fee: $8.00 per entry
    Paper Submission Due: March 14, 2018
    Documentary Submission Due: March 19, 2018
    Website Lockout Date: Websites cannot be altered after March 19, 2018
     
  • Contact Information
    Stephanie Miller, Coordinator
    email: histday@nysed.gov
    phone: (518) 486-1420
    website: http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/historyday

  • New York State History Day*
    *Open to top 2 winners from each category at the Regional Level Competitions
    Competition Date: Monday, April 23, 2018 in Cooperstown, NY
    Registration Deadline: March 29, 2018
    Paper Deadline: must be postmarked April 4, 2018
    Documentary Upload and Website Lockout Date: April 4, 2018
    Registration Fee: $20 per student

  • Contact Information
    Sarah Loveland, Competition Coordinator
    email: s.loveland@fenimoreart.org
    phone: 607-547-1414
    website: http://nyshistoryday.org/

  • National History Day*
    *Open to top 2 winners of each category at the State Level Competitions
    June 10-14, 2018 at the University of Maryland, College Park.

  • Contact Information
    email: info@nhd.org
    phone: (301) 314-9739
    website: https://www.nhd.org/

 

“The opportunities I received through the National History Day program, from learning to do research at the New York State Archives..,to defending my work and answering judge’s questions about my project, made me a more competent and confident student and taught me skills that I will utilize throughout my years at college and beyond. I developed a love of history and research that is still shaping my life today.”

Sara Jones, multi-year participant, regional winner and post-graduation volunteer for Capital Region History Day

History Day Sara Jones

Sara Jones


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Additional Resources

New York State History Day
Coordinator, Sarah Loveland
(607) 547-1414
http://nyshistoryday.org

Capital Region History Day
Coordinator, Stephanie Miller
(518) 486-1420
histday@nysed.gov
URL: http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/historyday

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Includes links to primary sources from the National Archives as well as webinars and workshops
http://www.archives.gov/education/history-day

New York State Museum
(See Research and Collections links, includes links to history collections, historians, etc.)
Main Lobby: (518) 474-5877
http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/

New York State Archives
(518) 474-6926
http://www.archives.nysed.gov/
New to this type of research? Check out some short videos on the NYS Archives website.
http://www.archives.nysed.gov/education/index.shtml

New York State Library
(518) 474-5355
http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/
Library Website nyslweb@nysed.gov
Library Digital Collections www.nysl.nysed.gov/scandocs

New York Historical Society
www.nyhistory.org/museum-collections
Association of Public Historians (APHNYS)
Find your local historian http://www.aphnys.org/historian-lookup/

United States Library of Congress
Search for the Library of Congress or go to: http://loc.gov

Student Research Award Contest
http://www.archives.nysed.gov/grants/grants_student_sraguidelines.shtml (Don’t know why the underscores came out as rectangles!)

Sponsorship

If you or your business would like to honor a student with a special award (gift certificate for "Best Use of Photography in a Documentary", or "Women's History Award" for a student celebrating a woman's experience in history, etc., please consider making a donation.

Please contact Regional History Day Coordinator, Stephanie Miller at Stephanie.miller@nysed.gov or (518)486-1420 and you or your company can join us at the Capital Region History Day Awards Presentation on Saturday, March 24, 2018 to present your unique award to a deserving student!