Virginia History Day

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Girls holding flags celebrate at National History Day

Virginia History Day is the state affiliate of National History Day, a project-based learning program for students grades 4-12. This interdisciplinary research project helps students develop historical thinking and literacy skills while making the study of history engaging, relevant, and most of all, fun!  Browse below for more information about the upcoming competition and learn how to participate, view teacher and student resourcesbecome a VHD judge, and more.

2022 Competition

The 2022 NHD theme is Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences

The 2022 VHD State Contest will be held in-person at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture on Saturday, April 23 (Elementary and Junior Divisions) and Sunday, April 24th (Senior Division). Visit the Contest Information page for more details.