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What is History Day?
National History Day, a year-long educational program sponsored in New York State by the New York State Historical Association, encourages students to explore local, state, national, and world history. After selecting a historical topic that relates to an annual theme, students conduct extensive research by using libraries, archives, museums, and oral history interviews. They analyze and interpret their findings, draw conclusions about their topics' significance in history, and create final projects that present their work. These projects can be entered into a series of competitions, from the local to the national level, where they are evaluated by professional historians and educators.
2014 New York State History Day

For more informtion on New York State History Day please read the 2014 Registration and Infromation Guide for Regional Winners 

Entry Schedules* 
2014 Junior Schedule
2014 Senior Schedule

*These times are not final, official judging times will be provided when you register 

Monday, April 28, 2014
Location: Cooperstown, New York
Registration Deadline:
Thursday, March 27, 2014 (Paper, Web Site and Documentary entries are due on  Monday, April 7, 2014)

Web Site Lockout: 11:59 Monday April 7, 2014 (Please Do Not forget to publish your web site)
Papers: 4 copies postmarked no later than Monday, April 7, 2014
Documentary: Process paper and bibliography postmarked or emailed no later than Monday, April 7, 2014. Students will receive an email with the upload link for their documentary or they can send in 4 copies on DVD postmarked no later than Monday, April 7, 2014

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Welcome Barbeque

·       You and your teacher, family, friends, and chaperones are invited to a Welcome Barbeque on Sunday evening, April 27, from 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. 

·       The cost is $11 per person.  You must register for this event using the online registration system.  You MUST make advance reservations for the Barbecue.

·       The barbeque menu includes chicken, salad and dressing, rolls and butter, and beverages. (Vegetarian?  We’ll be glad to accommodate you!  Please contact the state office at nyshistoryday@nysha.org to let us know.)

New York State History Day Acknowledgements & Special Award Sponsors
If you self nominate for a special award please send in a copy of your process paper and bibliography with your name and the special award you are applying for postmarked by April 7, 2014 to:

       New York State History Day
P.O. Box 800
Cooperstown, NY 13326

(Please note this is for special award judging only) 


2014 National History Day theme, Rights and Responsibilities in History Theme Discussion

Do your participants have lots of questions about the 2014 National History Day theme, Rights and Responsibilities in History? We are here to help answer them!  

To view the discussion, go online to the National History Day website, www.nhd.org. There will be a button on the homepage that will take you directly to the online discussion page.  Please note that this is not an “online chat” in the usual sense, but all questions and their answers will be posted on the discussion page on our website as quickly as possible in the order received.


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