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National History Day 2017

National History Day 2017


 2016 - 2017 

Welcome to National History Day at RAL!

National History Day is a yearlong program which allows students to develop, design and conduct research on a self-selected topic of interest. Each topic must connect to the annual theme of the competition. The Theme for 2016 is Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History. Students choose to work individually or in collaborative groups on their topic. Over the course of the year, they will prepare to present their findings in one of five ways: Paper, Exhibit, Documentary, Performance or Web Site.

Project Timeline

First Meeting - 

School Competition -

April, 2017 - State Competition

June, 2017 - National Competition : University of Maryland, College Park

Taking a Stand in History

Category Infographics

Category Infographics

These infographics help explain the five categories in the National History Day Context.