As the parent or caring adult of a History Day student, you will have the opportunity to witness the unfolding of a History Day project and see your child become an amateaur historian. Parents are often asked to save the day, whether by providing transportation to events, solving technology crises, or helping a frantic student complete the annotated bibliography that is, after all, required.
Whatever the role, parents are a vital part of the History Day experience. If you're new to the program, learn more about the History Day, and the academic and personal benefits of doing a History Day project. As you move forward in your History Day process, be sure to bookmark this page as your hub for project help, FAQs, and other important information.
Please note that teachers can adapt History Day to meet their classroom needs. Requirements, deadlines, and grading rubrics will vary across classrooms, so questions about your student's project or about the school-level competition should be directed to their teacher. If you have questions about Regional, State, or National level competitions, or about project rules, contact the History Day staffer who serves your area.
Do you homeschool, or would you like your student to participate in a History Day competition even thought their school isn't? Make sure you enroll as a History Day educator so the staff knows to include you in all important project and competition communication. Once you've done that, be sure to check out the History Day Educator page. Enroll here!
Getting Started - Parents
Important Dates - Parents
National History Day in Minnesota is sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society and the University of Minnesota, Department of History