National History Day / Virginia History Day
Every year more than 500,000 middle and high school students participate in National History Day! Learn more about this exciting contest through the official Virginia History Day site.
The theme of the National History Day 2022 contest is Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences. Students are encouraged to examine their topic’s influence on history and draw conclusions about the ways in which their topic had an impact on the course of events and on individuals, communities, nations, or the world.
How did the English and Powhatan use diplomacy to coexist, and how did that diplomacy fail when the two groups went to war? How did Americans and Patriots debate how to respond to British colonial taxes? How did Americans debate whether to ratify the United States Constitution? You can use the resources below to get started on those topics and more. Be sure to look through more of our resources using the Learning Center. Have fun researching!