National History Day in Washington, D.C.
National History Day introduces hundreds of Washington students grades 6-12 to complex aspects of history, expose them to primary and secondary sources, and encourage them to explore and express their own ideas. Students sharpen their research, analytical, and communication skills, while learning about the past. Students may enter History Day contests at the school or local level, with winners in each category and division advancing to the City Wide contest in May, then to the national contest, held in June at the University of Maryland at College Park.
This year the City Museum will run a scaled-down version of the program. Please check our site in the upcoming months for more downloadable materials to use for National History Day. If you have questions about the program, please email the City Museum and a staff member will answer your questions as soon as possible.