Welcome to Prince George's County Public Schools' History Day Contest!
CONGRATULATIONS to the 2019 PGCPS History Day WINNERS!!
- Friday, February 1, 2019 - Teacher Registration Deadline
- Friday, February 28, 2020 - Student and Judge Registration Deadline (no exceptions)
- Saturday, March 28, 2020 - PGCPS History Day @ Oxon Hill High School
- Saturday, May 2, 2020 - Maryland State History Day @ University of Maryland, Baltimore County
- June 14-18, 2020 - National History Day Contest @ University of Maryland, College Park
Prince George's County History Day Students
Welcome students! Use this page as a resource to provide you with guidance as you work through the National History Day process. Be sure to check back regularly for updates. Contact your teacher if you have project-specific questions.
What is History Day?
Guide: How to Create an NHD Project
Getting Started: Choosing a Topic
Digging In: How to Conduct Research
Putting it Together: Creating an Entry
History Day projects can developed in any of five formats; Documentaries, Exhibits, Performances, and Websites can be done as with a group or as an indivudual while Research Papers can only be written as an individual. When deciding which format to use, be sure to consider how best to maximize your talent and also the format that will compliment your topic best.
Prince George's County History Day Teachers
Welcome educators! Please use the resources below to assist your instruction and coaching as you guide students through the National History Day process. If you have additional resources to share, please send them to us to post!
History Day Promise
Status Report 1: Topic Selection
Connecting to the Theme
Status Report 2: Thesis Statement
Status Report 3: Preliminary Research
Status Report 4: Source Analysis
Status Report 5: Annotated Bibliography
Final Project Revisions
Status Report 6: Process Paper
||School-based History Day Competitions
Winners in school-based competitions receive feedback for revision and register for PGCPS History Day Competition on this site by Friday, February 28, 2020 .
||PGCPS History Day Competition
Winners from PGCPS History Day competition receive feedback for revision and register for Maryland History Day Competition.
||Maryland History Day Competition
Winners from Maryland History competition receive feedback for revision and register for National History Day Competition
National History Day Competition
|June 14-18, 2020 at the University of Maryland, College Park
Prince George's County History Day Judges
Welcome judges and thank you so much for your service! Additional training will be provided on the day of the PGCPS HD Contest, however, please use these resources to familiarize yourself with the process in advance. Do check back for updates!
Prince George's County History looks forward to working with you as a judge for the 2019 PGCPS History Day competition on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Oxon Hill High School when students in grades 6-12 will arrive from all across Prince George's Countyto compete with History Day projects focused on the theme of “Triumph and Tragedy.”
National History Day Judge Training Video
*Procedures are the same for our local contest*
While most judges include humanities scholars, teachers, librarians, and museum professionals, anyone who wants to support students in this exciting learning experience may judge. You can play an important role by volunteering as a History Day judge – reviewing student projects, interviewing contestants, selecting the winners to advance to the national contest, and providing constructive feedback.
Resources for Judges