PROGRAM: National History Day in Georgia

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

National History Day pulls students out of the textbook to learn about history firsthand. Competitions occur at the regional, state, and national levels. National History Day in Georgia is a program of Georgia Humanities and LaGrange College in partnership with Mercer University.

The purpose of National History Day is to encourage middle and high school students to engage more deeply in the historical process, through research and presentation of that research, along with analysis. Thousands of students participate each year in self-directed projects under the guidance of a sponsoring teacher. They choose their subject matter and final presentation vehicle: exhibition, website, or performance.

The competitions occur at the regional, state, and national levels.

The state contest takes place every April in Macon at Mercer University, and the national contest takes place every June at University of Maryland, College Park.