Boulder Valley School District

National History Day in CO

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National History Day in Colorado is a regional event emphasizing social studies and literacy. It equips students in elementary, middle, and high school with the skills necessary to succeed in careers and in college. Middle and High School students participate in project-based learning that emphasizes critical reading and thinking, research, analysis, then drawing meaningful conclusions. Please check with your Social Studies Teachers to find out if your school is participating. 

Event Logistics

  • Contest Date: Saturday, March 9 @ Manhattan Middle School

  • Registration Deadline: February 23

  • Paper & Website Deadline: February 26

  • Fee: $10/student (School/ teacher will receive a bill for all students once registration closes) Payable by the school/student to the following address: 

    • University of Colorado-Denver
      Attn: Kelly Cvanciger
      Campus Box 182
      P.O.Box 173364
      Denver, CO 80217-3364


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What is National History Day?

Students can complete these projects in groups or as individuals in one of five categories: documentary, paper, exhibit, performance, or website. Regional winners compete at the State Contest in May on the University of Colorado Denver campus. First and second place state winners compete in Nationals at the University of Maryland, College Park in June. Visit National History Day in Colorado for more details.

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