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NATIONAL HISTORY DAY NATIONAL CONTEST

the NHD in NM State Contest 2024 winners, with text: "Going to NHD Nationals!"

The National History Day (NHD) National Contest “is the culmination of the annual competition cycle and a celebration of student scholarship. After spending months on project research and preparation, and successfully competing at local and affiliate contests, student scholars are invited to…

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY STATE CONTEST 2024 RECAP

the NHD in NM State Contest 2024 winners, with text: "Going to NHD Nationals!"

The 2024 National History Day (NHD) in New Mexico State competition concluded with overwhelming success last month, with 24 schools and 217 middle and high school students participating from across the state. This year’s theme, “Turning Points in History,” inspired a wide array of topics from…

SPOTLIGHT ON NATIONAL HISTORY DAY JUDGE

National History Day judge Kwesi Boafo

History Day judges play an important role in the success of our History Day program, serving not only as evaluators of student projects but also as mentors and educators who inspire the next generation of young historians. They are fundamental to the program, offering their time and knowledge to…

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY STATE CONTEST APRIL 13TH

National History Day student dressed in a top hat standing by the registration sign.

A total of 216 students with 120 projects will compete in New Mexico National History Day at the University of New Mexico, marking our biggest state competition in years. Students, ranging from grades 6 through 12 and coming from a wide variety of schools across New Mexico—from Lordsburg to…

REGISTRATION: NM NHD REGIONAL CONTESTS: IT’S CONTEST TIME

The 2024 Regional National History Day contests are upon us, with the guiding theme of ‘Turning Points in History.’ This theme invites exploration into questions of time, place, cause and effect and the impact of pivotal moments that have shaped our world. Whether you’re a teacher, student, judge…

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY JUDGE TRAINING WORKSHOPS

With a population that is 48 percent Hispano and more than 10 percent Indigenous, fewer than 10 percent of the judges for New Mexico’s National History Day program are people of color. We are working to change this. Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and partnerships…

EMPOWERING EDUCATORS WITH NATIONAL HISTORY DAY WORKSHOPS

Lynne O’Hara, Program Director for National History Day, visited New Mexico in October to conduct teacher workshops in Albuquerque and Farmington. Lynne’s dynamic program included lessons on how to analyze primary sources and how to evaluate NHD projects. A total of 24 educators participated, rep…