National History Day’s core program is its competition in which students in grades 6–12 choose a topic and dive deeply into the past by conducting extensive research in libraries, archives, and museums. They then present their conclusions and evidence through papers, exhibits, performances, documentaries, or websites, moving through a series of contest levels where they are evaluated by professional historians and educators.
Through this process, students develop skills in communication, project management, and historical thinking.
Here in Muscogee County, schools may choose to participate in National History Day. Participating schools may then elect send their best projects to the West Georgia Regional Contest held at LaGrange College each March.
Is my child required to develop a social studies project?
Each school has its own requirements regarding the development of a social studies project and/or participation in the social studies fair. Please contact your child's school for further clarification.