National History Day in North Carolina

N.C. History Day, an affiliate of the National History Day program, is designed to inspire inquiry in history among Middle and High School students through hands-on discovery. Students pick a topic from any area of history that interests them, conducts research, and present their findings through creative projects. Students have the opportunity to compete with their projects in a series of contests at the regional, state, and national levels. Explore our pages to learn more!

Have questions about the program or want to meet with the State Coordinator to discuss in more detail? Contact Karen Ipock, by email or by phone at (252) 639-3545.

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Meet Our 2022 Finalists

The 2022 N.C. History Day contest was held virtually in May 2022, and we are so proud of all who competed! Results from the contest are now available.

Check Out the Results

N.C. History Day Project Examples

Explore North Carolina projects from past National History Day contests below. They are sorted by project category. The Junior Division projects were created by middle school students, and Senior Division are high school level projects.

Documentary Category Projects

Junior Individual Documentary

Hetch Hetchy: Constructing the Framework for Modern Environmentalism

Junior Individual Documentary

Breaking Barriers in the Harlem Renaissance

Junior Group Documentary

Clearing the Fog: The United States Debate on Signing the Geneva Protocol Banning Chemical Weapons

Junior Group Documentary

The Moonlight Schools: Developing Communication through Literacy in the Rural South

Senior Individual Documentary

The Live and Let Live Phenomena

Senior Individual Documentary

Radio Free Europe: Radio Communications in the Cold War

Senior Group Documentary

Ripe for the Picking: The Diplomatic Failure of Minister John L. Stevens

Senior Group Documentary

Eunice Kennedy Shriver: Combating the Marginalization of the Mentally Disabled

Exhibit Category Projects

Paper Category Projects

Performance Category Projects

Junior Individual Performance

Williamina Fleming: Breaking Barriers with a Universe of Glass

Junior Individual Performance

Harriet Beecher Stowe - Attic Memories

Junior Group Performance

The Venona Project: Lies, Ties, and Soviet Spies

Junior Group Performance

The Debate over Radio’s Most Notorious Con-Man: How John Brinkley Exploited the Lack of Diplomacy between Two Nations

Senior Individual Performance

The Guerrilla Girls: How the 'Conscience of the Art World' Complained Constructively to Fight Discrimination in Museums

Senior Individual Performance

Queen Victoria vs. Sir John: The Kensington System

Senior Group Performance

The 1980 Moscow Olympic Boycott: Ineffective Diplomacy within the Sporting World

Senior Group Performance

The Rambling House: How Irish Storytellers Communicated History to Preserve and Understand Culture

Website Category Projects

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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