New Mexico National History Day
National History Day
National History Day is a year-long academic program based on statewide and national networks. NHD provides New Mexico students and teachers with the research tools to succeed on a national platform.
2023 New Mexico History Day
2023 Theme: Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas
Registration is open for the 2023 regional contests! Students, make sure your teacher is registered before you get into the system.
Feb. 24, Southern Regional Contest at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. Register at https://nm-snmrc.nhd.org/ by Feb. 10.
March 3, Central Regional Contest, National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Register at https://nm-crc.nhd.org/ by Feb. 17.
The Northwest Regional Contest in Farmington has been cancelled. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance in participating in one of the other contests.
Judges, please register for the regional contests on the links above. Training and other information will arrive in your inbox soon!
What is History Day? It's not just a day—it's an experience!
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.
School and Regional History Day contests are held in late winter in Farmington, Las Cruces, and Albuquerque. Regional winners compete in the NM state finals in early spring. 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.
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 innovative teaching tools.
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2022-2023 theme information: Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas (More New Mexico specific information coming soon!) »
To participate, or for specific questions & contest rules, contact:
Central Regional Coordinator Stephanie Wilson
Southern Regional Coordinator Victor Oaxaca
Northern Regional Coordinator Erin Gockel
New Mexico State Coordinator Heather McClenahan
tel: (505) 633-7372
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For general information, contact:
National History Day 4511 Knox Rd. Suite 102 College Park, MD 20740 301-314-9739 email: email@example.com
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WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT FROM THESE GENEROUS ORGANIZATIONS
Historical Society of New Mexico, a Gila Level Sponsor ($1,000)
University of New Mexico Department of History, a Gila Level Sponsor
Los Alamos Historical Society, a San Juan Level Sponsor ($100)
Doña Ana County Historical Society, a San Juan Level Sponsor
Charles Redd Center, a San Juan Level Sponsor
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs
Numerous generous individual donors who make possible our special awards and otherwise support the program
You, too, can support National History Day in New Mexico. CLICK HERE to make your donation today!