Maryland Humanities Council

Flash is missing.

Maryland History Day

Maryland History Day 2014

The Maryland History Day State Competition will be held Saturday, May 3, 2014 at University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Learn how to get involved


What is History Day?

History Day is an exciting, history-based learning experience for students in grades 6 through 12. In History Day, students learn about issues, ideas, people, and events in history and apply what they have learned through creative and original productions.

Choose your own topic! Students select a topic that interests them and relate it to the annual theme. From local history to world history, from ancient to contemporary history, from politics to music - there are unlimited possibilities for topic choice.

Get involved in hands-on research! Beyond simply memorizing names and dates, students conduct in-depth research by using libraries, archives, museums, and oral history interviews to draw their own conclusions about the topic's significance in history.

Choose a format that highlights your talents! Students can showcase their research and creativity through one of five formats - historical papers, imaginative exhibits, original performances, multimedia documentaries, and historical web sites.

Teachers across Maryland say that History Day is an invaluable tool in the classroom! History Day gets students actively engaged in history and helps meet requirements of state social studies standards. It is a flexible program that includes a variety of methods of participation and interdisciplinary approaches.

Get started on your project today!



Maryland History Day 2013 took place on Saturday, April 27 at UMBC. This year's state contest drew over 600 participants from across the state.

Photos from Maryland History Day are on our Maryland History Day Facebook page

  Maryland History Day in their own words:  Students, parents, teachers, and judges talk on camera- some of those interviewed advanced to Nationals or won special awards!  Visit our channel on YouTube.

Read about Maryland History Day in the July 2012 edition of the Magazine of History, the journal of the Organization of American Historians.

cell phone image

Support Maryland Students Via Text Message! 

It takes a lot of resources—time, creativity, money, and manpower—to offer Maryland History Day, particularly when more than 18,000 students participate statewide! You can make a difference. Donate $10.00—enough to cover the costs associated with one student. Message & data rates may apply. 



Maryland History Day Sponsors

The Maryland State Department of Education is the primary sponsor of Maryland History Day.

The program also receives support from partner organization, National History Day.

Chesapeake Employer's Insurance Company and Columbia Gas of Maryland are category sponsors in 2014 for exhibits and websites, respectively.