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 web site 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. In North Carolina, the state contest is administered by the Office of Archives and History with substantial assistance from the North Caroliniana Society, the North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati, and the Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies. National History Day in North Carolina is affiliated with National History Day.
How to Register for the 2014 State Contest
Teachers and students who have competed at a district contest and who are advancing to the state contest on April 26, 2014, should click here to register for the state contest: http://nc.nhd.org/ud/templates/register.php
Instructions were handed out at the district contests. However if you cannot find your copy of the instructions, please choose one of the following options:
Students and teachers who did not compete at the Central Piedmont/Greensboro contest, click here for instructions.
Students and teachers who did compete at the Central Piedmont/Greensboro contest, click here.