National History Day

School Programs

 

A High Quality Research Program


Louisiana History Day is an annual competition that encourages students to explore local, state, national, or world history by investigating and presenting on a topic of their choice. Students can choose to write a research paper, develop a website, film a documentary, create an exhibit, or produce a live-action performance.

The National WWII Museum is the History Day affiliate for Louisiana. Regional competitions are held each year in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Monroe, New Orleans, and Shreveport. The state competition is held at the Museum in New Orleans, and the national competition is held on the campus of the University of Maryland near Washington, DC. Nearly 6,000 students compete at the national level each year—an experience they'll never forget.

For more information or to ask questions about National History Day, contact Adam Foreman, Student Programs Specialist at historyday@nationalww2museum.org.

National History Day Teacher Training

Attention Louisiana Teachers! Join us for a virtual Louisiana History Day teacher training on Thursday August 6, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Learn how to get started with National History Day, review the new rule changes, evaluate the theme for 2021—the new Louisiana elective—and discuss virtual learning with History Day!

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Social Studies Elective: Louisiana History Day Project-Based Learning


Louisiana History Day is proud to offer a social studies elective for Middle School and High School teachers across the state. Please note, the curriculum is only available to Louisiana teachers and cannot be shared outside of the state. Feel free to review the full class schedule.

For questions, please email historyday@nationalww2museum.org.

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2021 National History Day

Rules & Theme
2021 Louisiana Contest Dates and Registration

View the Regional Map.

TBD: Monroe Regional Competition
Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
nell.calloway@chennaultmuseum.org
Students, Teachers, and Judges Register Here for Monroe

TBD: Shreveport Regional Competition
Louisiana State Exhibit Museum
cgrogan@sos.louisiana.gov
Students, Teachers, and Judges Register Here for Shreveport

February 25, 2021: Baton Rouge Regional Competition
West Baton Rouge Museum
luckett@wbrmuseum.org
Students, Teachers, and Judges Register Here for Baton Rouge

TBD: Natchitoches Regional Competition
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum
jbiddiscombe@crt.la.gov
Students, Teachers, and Judges Register Here for Natchitoches

March 6, 2021: New Orleans Regional Competition
The National WWII Museum
historyday@nationalww2museum.org
Students, Teachers, and Judges Register Here for New Orleans

TBD: Lafayette Regional Competition
Vermilionville Living History and Folk Life Park
Vville@bayouvermiliondistrict.org
Students, Teachers, and Judges Register Here for Lafayette

April 24, 2021: Louisiana State Competition
The National WWII Museum
historyday@nationalww2museum.org
Students, Teachers, and Judges Register Here for the State Competition

June 13-17, 2021: National Competition
University of Maryland
College Park, MD

Louisiana History Day is supported by:

Pennington Foundation
Kay Favorot
Walton Family Foundation
Berro Family Foundation
Luther and Zita Tampleman Foundation
Dudley and Constance Godfrey Foundation
The American Battlefiled Trust
Thomas and Sandra George Family Foundation

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