National History Day in North Carolina

N.C. History Day is an affiliate of the National History Day program and designed to promote an interest in history among students through hands-on discovery. The program helps students develop skills in historical research, analysis, critical thinking, organization and presentation, as well as improve overall reading and writing skills. Students use these skills to design an exhibit, write a paper, produce a documentary, create a performance, or develop website to present their selected topic's history.  Topics can focus on local, national, or world history and can range from ancient to more contemporary history.  

An optional part of the National History Day program is competing with their project.  Students start at a regional level contest and can then qualify for contests at the state and national levels. At each level of competition, judges review the student's work and provide constructive feedback. Students are then encouraged to revise their projects between each stage of the competition. 

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Meet Our 2021 Finalists

The 2021 N.C. History Day contest was held virtually in May 2021, and we are so proud of all who competed! Results from the contest are now available.

Check Out the Results

Have questions about our program, or interested in having the state coordinator make a presentation for your school? We're happy to help! Contact state coordinator Karen Ipock by email or by phone at (252) 639-3545.

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.

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