NATIONAL HISTORY DAY
"Students learn history by doing history" ... ohiohistory.org
Looking Back; Striving Ahead
National History Day is a year-long academic program focused on historical research, interpretation and creative expression for 6th- to 12th-grade students. By participating in NHD, students become writers, filmmakers, web designers, playwrights and artists as they create unique contemporary expressions of history. More than half a million middle and high school students participate annually.
At CCS, NHD has been fully integrated into the curriculum for 8th and 11th graders. At the beginning of each school year, students choose a historical topic that fits the annual NHD theme and spend the year going through the research process. Students can choose to create an exhibit, documentary, website, or performance.
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Top entries are invited to the state/affiliate level contests, with just 3,000 students out of 500,000 making it to the University of Maryland for the National Contest in June. These enthusiastic groups come from all fifty United States, Washington, D.C., Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and international schools in China, Korea, and South Asia.
NHD Academic Benefits
Reading and composition skills
Analytical skills, including multiple perspectives
Writing and research skills
College and University studies
Real world work environments
CCS Success at NHD
Since 2006, CCS has annually sent students and projects to the State level competition and for many years, students go on to the National level competition, held annually at the University of Maryland. The CCS community is proud of the success that our students have achieved.