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 resources, become a VHD judge, and more.
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- Questions? Reach out to VHD State Coordinator Sam Florer by email or phone at (804) 342-9672
The theme of the National History Day 2022 is Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences. Students are encouraged to examine their topic's influence on history and draw conclusions about the ways in which their topic had an impact on the course of events and on individuals, communities, nations, or the world. Students and teachers are encouraged to remember local history and local resources when selecting topics.
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.