Vermont History Day

Vermont History Day is an exciting education program that encourages students to develop research and critical thinking skills through project-based learning and the study of history. It also provides students the opportunity to share their projects at the annual state contest. Vermont History Day is affiliated with National History Day.

The 2020 state contest has been rescheduled as a virtual contest the first week of May in response to the current situation. See the link below for additional information. The theme is Breaking Barriers in History.

The program is open to Vermont students in grades five through twelve and home study students ages 10 to 18. Working individually or in small groups (up to 5), students choose a topic related to the National History Day annual theme. The topic can relate to Vermont history or US history or world history. Vermont History Day is a great venue for personalized learning.

Students conduct research online and in libraries, museums, and historical societies, and interview experts on their topic. Using evidence from primary sources, the students share their knowledge in the format of their choice: exhibits, websites, documentaries, performances or papers.

The entries are then judged by local historians, educators, and other professionals at the state contest. Through their work, students gain a deeper understanding of how people, cultures, and events affect the course of history.

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For additional information, contact:

Victoria Hughes
Museum and Education Manager 
(802) 828-1413

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