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And individual sponsors Emily & Gary Correll
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 2020, it is “Breaking Barriers in History.” 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.
For the first time, 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 compete on Saturday, February 29, at Northwood High School. Winners will then advance to the state level and those winners will advance to the national competition held at the University of Maryland, College Park, this year from June 14-18.
If you are an MCPS student, teacher, parent, or administrator interested in participating, or if you would like to get involved as a volunteer judge, please visit the district competition website. You may contact MCPS History Day Coordinator Patricia Carballo with questions.