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 and is co-sponsored by the North Caroliniana Society and the Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies. National History Day in North Carolina is affiliated with National History Day.
National History Day in NC Partners with NC Association for Scholastic Activities
National History Day in North Carolina is a NCASA Scholastic Cup (high schools) and NCSSM Challenge Cup (middle schools) Partner for the 2014-2015 school year! For more information about the North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities, please click here.
State Contest Instructions
Students who are advancing from a district contest to the state contest can click the link below for instructions. Please note that there will be one set of instructions for students who participated at the Central Piedmont district contest in Greensboro; the other set of instructions is for students who did not participate in the Greensboro contest but took part in one of the other 5 contests across the state. The bottom link will take you to the actual registration page.
Instructions for Students who did not compete at Greensboro contest
Link to state contest registration page