Lillian Merrill, Saniya Pearson, and Aliyah Smith placed second at the 2022 Maryland History Day State Contest. They advanced to National History Day, where they won the Gold Medal in their category. In 2023, along with other national honorees, they visited the State House. We spoke with them about their experience.
May 2, 2023
Denise Kresslein, Advanced Academics Teacher at North Carroll Middle School and Westminster East Middle School and Thomas Stavely of Parkdale High School were named this year’s Maryland History Day Statewide Middle and High School Teacher of the Year, respectively. The teachers discuss the impact of Maryland History Day program on students.
April 18, 2023
With a group, Labor Historian Bill Barry sponsors our Maryland History Day Special Prizes Awarded for Excellence in Labor History (Junior and Senior Divisions). We spoke to Barry about the Maryland History Day's impact.
May 3, 2022
Devin Page of Northern Middle School and Michael Yuscavage of of Arundel High School were named this year’s Maryland History Day Statewide Middle and High School Teacher of the Year, respectively. The teachers discuss the impact of Maryland History Day program on students.
April 21, 2022
Last fall, the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program awarded us $82,188 to support a Maryland History Day for English Learners Curriculum, featuring a collection of lesson plans and worksheets. We’re in the creation stage of this project, and we recently spoke about it with Lia Atanat, our Maryland History Day Outreach & Professional Development Coordinator.
March 31, 2022
Kenneth Childs III of Hazelwood Elementary/Middle School and Lynn Rashid of Marriotts Ridge High School were named this year's Maryland History Day Middle and High School Teacher of the Year, respectively. Maryland History Day also nominates these teachers for the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award, facilitated by National History Day: results will be announced at the awards ceremony is this weekend. Childs and Rashid discuss the Maryland History Day program.
June 17, 2021
Sarah Mason teaches at Bennett Middle School in Wicomico County: this year, she was honored as our nominee for National History Day's Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award. Our Maryland History Day program is an affiliate of National History Day: each of the 58 National History Day affiliates may nominate one middle school teacher for the Behring Award. Mason writes about her experience as a Maryland History Day teacher and the opportunities provided to her students.
April 27, 2020
Chris Stewart will begin as our Program Officer for Maryland History Day, Chautauqua, and the Veterans Oral History Project. Learn about our new team member.
March 11, 2019