History Day - Keystone Area Education Agency
History Day - Keystone Area Education Agency

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Conflict & Compromise 2018 


National History Day's core program is a national contest for students in grades 6-12. The students conduct extensive research related to an annual theme and present their findings in one of five categories: exhibits, documentaries, papers, performances, or websites. Students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Besides being a fun experience, National History Day will improve student's reading and writing skills and help them to become better an researching, all while they are learning about a topic of their choice.

During the 2017-2018 school year, National History Day invites students to research topics related to the theme "Conflict & Compromise in History." As is the case each year, the theme is broad enough to encourage investigation of topics ranging from local to world history, and from ancient times to the recent past. To understand the historical importance of their topics, students need to ask questions about time, place, and context; cause and effect; change over time; and impact and significance. They ought to consider not only when and where events happened, but also why they occurred, what factors contributed to their development, and what effects they had on broader history. NHD projects should go beyond mere description to include analysis of information and draw conclusions.




Saturday, March 28, 2018 – Keystone AEA Elkader


Register here: https://goo.gl/UoCNvU


For additional information email Penny Ingles or call 800-632-5918, ext 1210.  

Visit the National and State websites for more information and helpful links.


June 10-14, 2018

University of Maryland, College Park



April 30, 2018 – All Divisions

Iowa Events Center, Des Moines


Download a copy of the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and the Technical Subjects and its ties to National History Day.

Download the Conflict and Compromise poster/flyer to post in your building.




2017 Regional History Day

2016 Regional History Day

2015 Regional History Day

2014 Regional History Day



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