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National History Day in Idaho

History Day

Congratulations to all the Winners of the State Contest!

The 1st and 2nd place winners have qualified to advance to the National Contest held June 12-16 at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.  Good luck everyone!

National History Day in Idaho is an exciting way to engage students in history. The program pulls students out of the classroom and into the world of the professional historian. Students track down information about historic people and events by exploring archives, libraries, and other resources. This research leads to new insights and original conclusions that students use to prepare exhibits, documentaries, websites, papers, and performances. History Day is a great way to teach students critical thinking skills while instilling a lifelong love of history.

Starting in the fall, curriculum and contest materials are distributed to History Day coordinators and teachers. Students in grades 4 through 12 conduct research on a topic of their choice that fits with the annual theme and create a project on that topic. Participants compete in their regional contest and may progress to state and national competitions. To receive annual History Day information, contact your regional coordinator. PLEASE NOTE: SOME COORDINATORS HAVE CHANGED, PLEASE CHECK THE LISTING.

Got questions?  Contact your regional coordinator or the State Coordinator, Lori Hickman,, 208-780-5190.

NHD National Contest 2016

First and second place winners from the junior and senior age divisions in each category have qualified to advance to the National Contest in Maryland.  Information about registration, travel plans, and things to see and do while at the Contest are available here.  The Nagel Foundation Travel Scholarship application form is also included in the above information.  The deadline for submitting that application to the NHD in Idaho office is Friday, May 6, 2016.

History Day in the News

Idaho teacher Janelle Gilson, and her student, Josh White, are one of fifteen teams across the country selected to participate in the Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Albert H. Small Student and Teacher Institute in June 2016.  Idaho National Award Winner press release.


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