Welcome to the NHD Rhode Island

Important Dates & Times

 

Welcome to National History Day in Rhode Island!

Rhode Island History Day sent 50 students, representing 13 Rhode Island schools, to the national NHD virtual competition held June 14-20, 2020. Rhode Island students competed in all five project categories—papers, exhibits, documentaries, performances, and websites—against peers from around the world! Rhode Island History Day is pleased to announce the local students who received awards at the national competition.

 

Avary Serpa, 7th grader at St. Philomena’s School in Portsmouth, R.I.and finalist in the Junior Individual Performance category, received the Native American History Special Prize, sponsored by the National Park Service, for her project, “The Syllabary that Shaped Cherokee Nation.” Two students were also recognized with outstanding affiliate entry awards for Rhode Island: Maggie Peterson, 7th grader at St. Mary’s Academy – Bay View in East Providence, was awarded the outstanding Rhode Island junior entry for her exhibit, “Eunice Kennedy Shriver: Opening Doors for Equality and Inclusion.” Lily Trunzo, 9th grader at Ponaganset High School in North Scituate, was awarded the outstanding Rhode Island senior entry for her website, “Julia Child: Trailblazing a New Path in Culinary Exploration Within American Homes.”

 

Though the students could not physically be in College Park, M.D. and Washington, D.C. for the national competition, contest week was filled with virtual opportunities for them. Students explored a “virtual things to do in D..C” list, participated in a virtual button hunt trying to collect the buttons from all 58 NHD affiliates, attended workshops hosted by the NHD staff and museum professionals, and attended virtual visits with Senator Whitehouse, Senator Reed, and Congressman Cicilline. Click here to view the recording of our call with Senator Reed. 

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

We are so excited to announce the winners of our virtual state competition! To view our virtual awards ceremony, click here. You can also view a list of our category award winners here and our special award winners here

 

To view the showcase of all 2020 student projects, visit this website
 

NHD_2020ThemeLogo_color.jpg

                                                    

 

 

If you have any questions about National History Day in Rhode Island or want to get involved, please email rhodeisland@nhd.org. 

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Check out everything the National NHD office is offering during contest week 2020 here. (This PDF has clickable links). 

2020 Official National Contest Schedule copy.png

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

National History Day in Rhode Island is an affiliate of National History Day, a highly regarded curriculum enhancement program for students in grades 6-12. Rhode Island has participated in National History Day for 36 years with our first national competition in June of 1983.

The 2020 virtual state contest was hosted on April 10-17. RI students from public, private and parochial schools from Newport to Woonsocket participated in this exciting academic competition. Each year, more than half a million students, encouraged by thousands of teachers nationwide, participate in the NHD contest. Students choose historical topics related to a theme and conduct extensive primary and secondary research through libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews and historic sites. 

                        

Check out this video to hear from students about how participating in National History Day helped prepare them for college and learn valuable lessons for success. 

 

The Rhode Island contest is coordinated by:

RIHS Logo with Smithsonian Created on 3-12-19_1.jpg

Welcome Students, to National History Day in Rhode Island!

DG2_0143 (1).png

National Contest Information for 2020 Participating Students:

The virtual welcome ceremony for the National Contest will be held on Sunday, June 14th from 3:00-4:30PM.

The virtual awards ceremony for the National Contest will be held on Saturday, June 20th from 3:00-5:00PM. 

We'll be having virtual congressional visits with Rep. Cicilline, Senator Reed, and Senator Whitehouse. Our visit with Senator Whitehouse will be on Wednesday, June 17 from 2:00-2:45PM. Our visit with Rep. Cicilline will be on Friday, June 19th from 2:00-2:45PM. Our visit with Senator Reed will be on Friday, June 19th from 3:30-4:15PM.  Pre-registration is required for all visits.

Though the National Contest is virtual, we want you to still have the opportunity to explore Washington, D.C.! Visit this "virtual things to do in D.C." list to explore the city from the comfort of your home!

Nationals created this virtual 2020 student page with lots of exciting opportunities for students!

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Visit this page to learn more about the 2021 theme, "Communication in History: The Key to Understanding." 

 

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

NHD is an excellent opportunity for you to develop your research skills, creatively express your research findings, and meet other driven students who share your passion for history. This page is meant to serve as a quick reference, full of important information for NHD students, including links to helpful resources.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Welcome Teachers, to National History Day in Rhode Island!

IMG_7311 (3).png

National Contest Information for 2020 Participating Teachers:

The virtual welcome ceremony for the National Contest will be held on Sunday, June 14th from 3:00-4:30PM.

The virtual awards ceremony for the National Contest will be held on Saturday, June 20th from 3:00-5:00PM. 

We'll be having virtual congressional visits with Rep. Cicilline, Senator Reed, and Senator Whitehouse. Our visit with Senator Whitehouse will be on Wednesday, June 17 from 2:00-2:45PM. Our visit with Rep. Cicilline will be on Friday, June 19th from 2:00-2:45PM. Our visit with Senator Reed will be on Friday, June 19th from 3:30-4:15PM.  Pre-registration is required for all visits.

Though the National Contest is virtual, we want you and your students to still have the opportunity to explore Washington, D.C.! Visit this "virtual things to do in D.C." list to explore the city from the comfort of your home!

Nationals created this virtual 2020 teacher page with lots of exciting opportunities, including professional development workshops. 

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

We are thrilled that you are interested in having your students participate in National History Day in Rhode Island and we look forward to supporting you in implementing NHD in your classroom!

 

Visit this page to learn more about the 2021 theme, "Communication in History: The Key to Understanding." 

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

This page is meant to serve as a quick reference, full of important information for NHD teachers, including links to helpful resources.

 

Every year, NHD collects information about NHD participation at the school level. You can help us collect this information by filling out our school participation survey. Every teacher in RI using the NHD framework--regardless of whether or not they send students to the state contest--should complete this survey. If you have questions or concerns about this survey, please email rhodeisland@nhd.org. 

Welcome Judges, to National History Day in Rhode Island!

 

DSC_3200_1.png

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Judges are crucial to the success of National History Day, not only through deploying their expertise in evaluating the students' projects, but more importantly, by providing supportive feedback, which helps students improve their overall history skills. 

At the state contest, judges are assigned a specific category as well as a division (age group) and will evaluate only the entries within that grouping. You will be able to select your preferences of categories that you would like to judge during the online registration process and will be placed (as best we can) within one of your top choices. Judging teams will be grouped by these placements, then further constructed based on expertise and area of focus to provide a comprehensive and well-rounded team composition.

The 2020 NHD theme is Breaking Barriers in History.  Each entry will relate to that theme and students produce their work in the form of historical papers, exhibits, documentaries, websites, and performances. The contest levels are grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. A separate panel will judge each category and each entry competes against others at the same level. Judges in the historical papers and website categories read papers and view websites beforehand; others need only to become familiar with the rules before the contest date.

Some helpful resources about the 2020 theme and contest rules can be found here:

 

 

 

 

Judge Registration Information:

A step by step registration guide for judges can be found here: Judge Registration Step by Step.docx

Folks who register to judge and require documentation to prove volunteer hours, will be provided with such documentation. This can include students fulfilling service requirements, teachers seeking PLUs and other community members seeking volunteer hours. 

If you are having trouble registering or have further questions, please email rhodeisland@nhd.org

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

For information on evaluating entries, please use these links.

Project Evaluation Forms

 

 

Login

 

Create Account

 
 
4.1.7489.14228
Powered by: zFairs.com | Privacy | Terms of Use
JavaScript is required to run this site. Please enable your browser to run JavaScript.