New Mexico National History Day

What is History Day?


National History Day Contest

The New Mexico Humanities Council invites history teachers of grades six through twelve to participate in preparing their students for the New Mexico State National History Day Competition. Workshops are given around the state each autumn to help teachers integrate National History Day activities into the curriculum.


Regional History Day contests are held annually in the spring, and regional winners compete in the NM state finals in April. The top two finishers in each category at the state contest become eligible to advance to the National History Day competition held each June at the University of Maryland at College Park.


History Day is an exciting way for students to study and learn about historical issues, ideas, people, and events. This year-long educational program fosters academic achievement and intellectual growth. Students acquire useful historical knowledge and perspective while developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will help them manage and use information now and in the future. History Day also promotes continuing education for secondary school teachers and provides history teachers with an innovative teaching tool.

Email State History Day Coordinator Ellen Dornan »


To participate, or for specific questions & contest rules, contact:

Ellen Dornan, NM State Coordinator

New Mexico Humanities Council

tel: (505) 633-7372


Click here to email the History Day coordinator »


For general information, contact:

National History Day

4511 Knox Rd. Suite 102

College Park, MD 20740



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Thanks to the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs for helping sponsor New Mexico National History Day.

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