National History Day

National History Day

National History Day, a highly regarded and intellectually challenging program that engages students in grades 6-12 in the discovery and interpretation of historical topics, is gearing up for its 2002 national contest, to be held June 9-13 on the campus of the University of Maryland. To qualify, students, either individually or as part of a group, produce research papers, documentaries, exhibits, or performances on an annual theme. Projects are then evaluated at local and state competitions, with the best moving on to the national competition. The theme of this year's contest, "Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History," encourages students to think in broad terms — to ask not only when an event happened, but why it happened and what impact it had. Detailed information about this year's theme, contest guidelines, and answers to frequently asked questions are all available at the NHD Web site: http://nationalhistoryday.org/02_contest/02.html.