About History Day
The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center invites your students to participate in New York City History Day on Sunday, March 11, 2018. New York City History Day is an education program that engages students in grades 6-12 in the discovery and interpretation of historical topics. By participating in History Day, students can research topics related to the annual theme and can express themselves creatively through various formats such as exhibit boards, documentaries, websites, papers, and performances.
The History Day methodology supports teachers and schools as they work towards aligning curriculum and instructional priorities with Common Core Standards demonstrated through College and Career Ready student performance tasks. Read the report of how and where NHD aligns with the Common Core Standards here. National History Day was awarded the prestigious 2011 National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama.
Conflict & Compromise in History
Explore this year's National History Day theme by becoming a fan of the Museum of the City of New York's Education Facebook page.
Important Dates and Information
- NYC History Day Competition: Sunday, March 11, 2018
- Registration deadline is February 9, 2018, for all project categories and the submission deadline for historical papers and websites
- Registration fee is $10 per student
- Registration will open on December 15, 2017.
Start preparing for New York City History Day 2018! Use the links below to learn about the theme, rules, and categories.
- 2018 Theme Sheet
- 2018 Theme Book
- 2018 Rule Book
- New York State History Day Website
- National History Day Website
Educator and Parent Workshops
Have a student or child interested in participating in New York City History Day? Examine the 2018 NHD theme “Conflict & Compromise” through the lens of the Museum’s exhibitions. Fall 2017 workshops are listed below.
Missed the workshops? You can schedule a session for your school by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resource Fair: Discovering Archives and Databases
Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 4:00–6:00 pm
Are you looking for primary resources for your classroom? Do you want to access an archive for your upcoming research project? Join us to meet archivists, learn where to access all of the resources New York City has to offer, and discover primary sources at the Museum! Students and teachers welcome.
Participating institutions include: Brooklyn Historical Society; The Center for Jewish History; La Guardia and Wagner Archives at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY; The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center; National Archives at New York City; New York University Libraries Special Collections; Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden; and more!
The following Professional Learning opportunities included History Day workshops this fall.
Free Educator Evening: Beyond Suffrage: A Century of Women in New York Politics
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 5:00–7:30 pm
Chancellor’s Day: New and Now at the Museum of the City of New York
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 9:00 am–3:00 pm
P Credit Course: NYCity Lab: Immigration
Sunday, November 19, and Sunday, December 10, 2017, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Visit our Educator Events page to see upcoming programs for teachers.
Students can view projects from the 2017 New York City History Day program. Classes will have the opportunity to examine students' thesis statements and use of primary and secondary sources, learn about additional History Day categories, and find out how to participate in the 2018 New York City History Day competition.
To find out more or schedule a workshop at your school, email email@example.com or call 917.492.3371.
Educator and Student Resources
- NHD Teacher Resources
- Category Infographic
- NYC Research Institutions
- City Museum Collections Portal
- National Archives
- New York Public Library
- National History Day Sample Student Work
New York City History Day at the Museum of the City of New York is made possible by:
Budd and Jane Goldman
Susan and Roy Glaser
Kathleen Benson Haskins
If you would like to receive more information about New York City History Day, please contact Maggie Bordonaro at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 917.492.3371.