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New York City History Day

Congratulations to all the 2019 History Day contestants!

National History Day - View the 2019 National History Day winners

New York State History Day - View the 2019 New York State History Day winners

New York City - View the 2019 New York City History Day winners.

 

Plan ahead! The 2019-2020 theme is Breaking Barriers in History and Competition Day is Sunday, March 1, 2020

Learn more and view the 2019-2020 theme book here

Calling all middle and high school history fanatics! Are you ready to show off your knowledge? Flex your intellectual muscles by participating in New York City History Day, the regional chapter of the National History Day competition. Create a paper, exhibit board, performance, documentary, or website to display your research related to this year’s annual theme, Triumph & Tragedy in History. Discover resources, learn from experts, and gain research skills through student and teacher workshops offered upon request. Details below.

About History Day

The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center invites your students to participate in New York City History Day on Sunday, March 10, 2019. New York City History Day is an education program that engages students in grades 6-12 in the discovery and interpretation of historical topics. By participating in History Day, students can research topics related to the annual theme and can express themselves creatively through various formats such as exhibit boards, documentaries, websites, papers, and performances.

The History Day methodology supports teachers and schools as they work towards aligning curriculum and instructional priorities with Common Core Standards demonstrated through College and Career Ready student performance tasks. Read the report of how and where NHD aligns with the Common Core Standards here. National History Day was awarded the prestigious 2011 National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama. 

Annual Theme: Breaking Barriers in History


Preparing for Competition Day

Competition Day Agenda Overview 
Preparing for the Competition Overview
Questions Judges Might Ask

Important Dates and Information to be Announced


Educator and Student Resources


Workshops

Educator and Parent Workshops
Have a student or child interested in participating in New York City History Day? Examine the 2020 NHD theme “Breaking Barriers in History” through the lens of the Museum’s exhibitions. You can schedule a session for your school by emailing nychistoryday@mcny.org.

Visit the Educator Events page to learn more about other opportunities for educators.

Student Workshops
Students can view projects from the 2018 and 2019 New York City History Day program. Classes will have the opportunity to examine students' thesis statements and use of primary and secondary sources, learn about additional History Day categories, and find out how to participate in the 2020 New York City History Day competition.

To find out more or schedule a workshop at your school, email nychistoryday@mcny.org.


Supporters

New York City History Day at the Museum of the City of New York is made possible by Elizabeth K. Belfer, Budd and Jane Goldman, Susan and Roy A. Glaser, Sophia and Peter J. Volandes, and Kathleen Benson Haskins.


Contact

If you would like to receive more information about New York City History Day, please contact nychistoryday@mcny.org.

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