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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 5, 2017. 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. 

    History Day 2017

    Check out this year’s city, and state, and national winners and information for History Day 2018!

    Review the following information to prepare for the competition day!

    "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

    Getting Started

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


    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 Educator Evenings featuring curator-led tours followed by workshops showcasing best practices for participating in the 2018 competition. Dates to be determined.

    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 or call 917.492.3371.

    Educator and Student Resources


    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.


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

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