National History Day in North Carolina

North Carolina History Day is a program designed to promote an interest in history among students, and to assist teachers in teaching history more effectively. The program helps 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 regional, 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.


Meet Our 2019 Finalists

The 2019 N.C. History Day contest was held Saturday, April 27, 2019 in Raleigh, and we are so proud of all who competed! Results from the contest are now available.

Check Out the Results

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 Karen Ipock by email or at (919) 814-6639.

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.

Visit the National History Day Website

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