Welcome to Prince George's County Public Schools' History Day Contest!
Congratulations to the WINNERS of Prince George's County History Day 2020!!!
- Friday, January 29, 2021 - Teacher Registration Deadline
- Friday, February 26, 2021 - Student and Judge Registration Deadline (no exceptions)
- Friday, March 5, 2021 - All student submissions uploaded to profiles in DIGITAL format.
- Monday, March 8-12, 2021 - Electronic evaluation of projects submitted.
- Saturday, March 13, 2021 - PGCPS History Day Winners Announced Online.
- Saturday, May 1, 2021 - Maryland State History Day @ University of Maryland, Baltimore County
- June 2021 - 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 be developed in any of five formats; Documentaries, Exhibits, Performances, and Websites can be done as with a group or as an individual 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!
School-based Kick off Event Presentation
Sample: History Day Promise
Lesson #1: Understanding the Theme & Selecting a Topic
DECODE Communication Graphic Organizer
Lesson #2: Research - Assign self-paced Research Learning Modules available online.
Thinkport Research Learning Modules
Lesson #3: Selecting a Project Type & Creating a Project Narrative (coming soon)
Final Project Revisions
Lesson #4: Finalizing a History Day Project (coming soon)
*1/29/2021 - Teacher Registration Deadline
||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
Maryland Humanities Council Resource Folder
Sample Status Report Activities
National Archives Resources for National History Day
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 2021 PGCPS History Day competition on Saturday, March 13, 2021, VIRTUALLY when students in grades 6-12 from all across Prince George's County will compete with History Day projects focused on the theme of “Communication in History.”
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