Fairfield History Day, Saturday, April 6, 2019, is part of the National History Day Project. Read the info at left and consider becoming a judge for this very worthwhile event.
Connecticut History Day is a program for students in grades 6-12 that encourages exploration of local, state, national, and world history. Fairfield History Day is Saturday, April 4, 2020.
Our Co-president, Tony Andrade has been heavily inivolved in the local, state and national phases of History Day for several years. Check out his page: Tony Andrade. Think about being a judge. Many judges are needed for this event, and judging is a very inspiring experience. The accomplishments of the participating students in this extracurricular activity are
truly AMAZING!!! Click here to learn about the judging experience: (TB announced) Contact Tony (email@example.com)
about judging in the Fairfield competition at Sacred Heart University.
These projects can be entered into a series of competitions, from the local to the national level, where professional historians and educators
Student participants expend much time
and effort doing the following:
After selecting a historical topic that relates to an annual theme, students conduct extensive research using libraries, archives, museums, and oral
Students analyze and interpret their findings, draw conclusions about their topic's significance in history, and create final projects that
demonstrate their work.ucators evaluate them.
Connecticut History Day is one of 57 affiliate programs
of the highly regarded National History Day program.
In 2015, over 5,200 middle and high school students at 98 schools in 56 Connecticut towns participated in CHD. CHD provides critical support for Social Studies education in Connecticut. It has grown exponentially
in years to follow, but I don't have those numbers yet. Participating students gain confidence and develop skills that make them college and career ready.
Your support for Connecticut History
Day will fund:
- Free outreach workshops for students
- Teacher training
Six Regional Contests
- The CHD State Contest
- Scholarships for students and teachers to attend the NHD Contest at the Univ. of Maryland
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help us save Connecticut History Day! Due to the recent budget cuts that eliminated state funding for Connecticut Humanities,
CHD lost the lion's share of its support--$50,000--for the 2016-2017 year. Please click the button below to help us save this vital academic program.