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The National History Day Competition is a transformative learning experience for middle and high school students in which they learn about history hands-on by creating projects centered around a theme; in 2021, it is “Communication in History–The Key to Understanding.” Through months of research using primary and secondary sources, students create and present a presentation in one of five formats: paper, exhibit, documentary, performance, or website. This year the competition is taking place entirely online — and you can take part by signing up to be a project judge!
For the second year in a row, History Day is now written into the MCPS curriculum for 7th grade advanced learners, something Montgomery History has been working to achieve for the past five years. As a result, the number of young people participating is exploding from a few hundred to over 4,000!
MCPS students who compete at the school level and are chosen to go onto the county level will have their projects judged online between Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 14. Run-off judging will take place from March 17-19. On Saturday, March 20, a virtual Award Ceremony will be held and the contestants advancing to the state level competition will be announced.
If you would like to get involved as a volunteer judge, please visit the district competition website or contact MCPS History Day Coordinator Patricia Carballo with questions.
Thank you to the 2021 History Day sponsors!
Emily and Gary Correll
If you’d like to become a sponsor of the local History Day competition, please contact Sarah Marsteller, Director of Development and Communications.