Capital Region History Day at the New York State Museum


Saturday, March 23, 2019
$10 Registration Fee

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The New York State Museum invites teachers and their students to participate in the annual Capital Region History Day competition on Saturday, March 23, 2019. Students in grades 6-12, working individually or in groups, may discover and unveil history’s secrets and express what they have learned through one of the five following formats: Exhibits, Documentaries, Papers, Websites, 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 State and National Learning Standards, while preparing students for college and career readiness. Read the report of how and where NHD aligns with these standards here: is external)

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