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    New York City History Day

    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. Beginning in September, the page will feature primary sources relating to "Conflict & Compromise in History " from the Museum’s Collections Portal.

    Important Dates

    • NYC History Day Competition: Sunday, March 11, 2018 (registration deadline is February 9, 2018)

    Getting Started

    Start preparing for New York City History Day 2018! Use the links below to learn about the theme, rules and categories.


    Workshops

    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. Join us for the following free workshops showcasing best practices for participating in the 2018 competition. 

    Teacher Workshop: Conflict and Compromise in History
    Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 5:00–7:00 pm

    Discover conflict and compromise throughout New York City’s history using the Museum’s extraordinary exhibitions and collections. Engage with artifacts, photographs, maps, and other primary sources and walk away with new resources, teaching tools, and content knowledge to use in your classroom tomorrow!

    Register

    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.

    Register

    Join us for the following Professional Learning opportunities, which will include History Day related workshops.

    Free School Year Kick-Off
    Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 5:00–7:00 pm

    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 all upcoming programs for teachers.

    Student Workshops
    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 nychistoryday@mcny.org or call 917.492.3371.


    Educator and Student Resources


    Sponsors

    New York City History Day at the Museum of the City of New York is made possible by:

    Susan and Roy Glaser and Kathleen Benson Haskins.


    Contact

    If you would like to receive more information about New York City History Day, please contact Maggie Bordonaro at nychistoryday@mcny.org or call 917.492.3371.

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