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Why Participate in New York State History Day?

Do you think history books are boring filled with names and dates that need to be memorized? Did you know that history can be so much more?

Doing historical research can be like solving a mystery. You have a question and must use evidence to help determine the answer. By participating in History Day, you can take a topic of your choice and create an original piece of work.

History Day lets you become the historian and the expert. Conducting original research and presenting your findings allows you to understand how history affects our lives outside of the classroom. The work students produce for History Day is often looked upon very favorably by colleges and universities.

History Day is not about what you win, but what you learn.

Why are New York Students Excited about History Day?
Watch this short video to find out!