National History Day in North Carolina
North Carolina History Day is a program designed to promote interest in history among students and to assist teachers in teaching history more effectively. The program will help students develop skills in historical research, analysis, critical thinking, organization and presentation, as well as improve reading and writing skills.
Students use these skills to design an exhibit, write a paper, produce a documentary, create a performance or develop a website centered around the annual theme.
The History Day program also provides teachers with curriculum materials and training opportunities. At district, state, and national history competitions judges review the students' work and provide constructive comments.
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We offer an an array of resources to help students and teachers get the most of the National History Day program and to help demonstrate the value of the program to teachers, students, parents and administrators. Use the tiles below to begin exploring what we have to offer.
Can't find what you're looking for? Have questions about our program? Interested in having the state coordinator to come to your school or class to make a presentation? We're happy to help. Contact state coordinator JoAnn Williford by email or at (919) 807-7284.
Thanks to Our Sponsors and Partners
We extend our special thanks to the North Carolina Office of Archives and History, which administers our program, and to our sponsors: the North Caroliniana Society and the Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies. We also thank our partners at the North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities.
National History Day in North Carolina is affiliated with National History Day.