PROGRAM: Maine National History Day

Presented by:
Maine Humanities Council
National Partner: National History Day Local Partner: Colleges and Universities, K-12 Institutions, Other Subject: History, K-12 Education, Varies Audience: Educators, K-12, Youth/Teen

Maine National History Day (NHD), sponsored by the University of Maine Humanities Center and the Margaret Chase Smith Library, is an annual event for teachers and students in grades 6-12 that promotes critical thinking skills through project-based learning. Students choose a category–website, paper, exhibit, documentary film, or performance–and compete in a statewide event held at the University of Maine each spring. The top finishers in each category travel to Baltimore, MD for the national-level competition in the early summer.

The 2017 contest theme is Taking a Stand in History and the next state contest will be hosted by the University of Maine campus in Orono on Saturday, April 8, 2017.