Where else could 26,000 students have so much fun, they forget how much they’re learning?
Influencing the future through discovering the past.
For middle and high school students who participate, Maryland History Day sparks critical thinking, and helps develop skills in research and analysis, writing, and public speaking.
Working solo or in small groups, students create original documentaries, exhibits, performances, research papers or websites exploring a breadth of historical topics within an annual theme. Students progress through competitions at the school, district, state, and national levels. Students from public, private, parochial, home, and cyber schools are welcome to participate. District contests are held throughout Maryland every February and March.
2020 Maryland History Day
- Theme: Next year’s theme is Breaking Barriers.
- The statewide contest will be held at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
- District Competitions will be held throughout March and April.
- National History Day will be held June 14-18, 2020 at the University of Maryland, College Park.
By the Numbers
- 523educators participating in Maryland History Day
- 200schools participating in Maryland History Day
- 22districts participating in Maryland History Day
- 25,404students participating in Maryland History Day