History Day Information


What is History Day?
History Day is a program that promotes interest in history among middle school and high school students.  Through History Day, students develop skills in historical research and presentation by designing an exhibit, writing a paper, producing a documentary, or creating a performance based on an annual theme.   Students present these projects in competitions at the district, state and national levels.  For more information about History Day, check out the "What is National History Day?" page on the National History Day website.


How can I learn more?
The following websites provide a great deal of useful information about History Day, including topic ideas, competition rules, internship opportunities, links to interesting sites, and information about past winners.


National History Day Website:

North Carolina History Day Website:

Resources from the National Archives and Records Administration:
This site provides descriptions of primary source material related to this year's History Day theme.

PHE Homepage

The UNC Project for Historical Education
Department of History
CB#3195 Hamilton Hall
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 2759-3195
(919) 962-2385  phe@unc.edu

E-mail PHE