MHD offers students in grades 6-12 the opportunity to become historians. They perform extensive research, analyze primary sources, and present their findings through papers, exhibits, performances, websites, and documentaries. Judging is key to the success of Massachusetts History Day program! Hundreds of judges are needed to meet with students at regional and state-wide contests. Judging is a fantastic way to connect with students, support your community, and learn about history.
Judges at a regional or state contest evaluate the work of young researchers studying topics related to an annual theme. They work on teams to review entries in a specific category, interview students, and provide written feedback. Judges will also select which projects advance from the Regional to State and National levels of competition. Judging will be a weekend event with a 5-6 hour time commitment, and teachers will receive PDPs for their participation as well.
The 2019 Competitions are as follows:
South Shore Regional: Saturday March 2rd, Foxborough High SchoolCentral West Regional: Saturday March 2nd, Quabbin Regional High SchoolGreater Boston Regional: Sunday March 3rd, Stoneham High SchoolNorth Shore Regional: Sunday March 3rd, Beverly High School
MA State Competition: Saturday April 6, Winchester HS
If you think that you might like to judge, please let us know which competitions you are interested in by filling out the form below. We will be in touch with further information and official registration details later this fall!
Questions? Contact:Kate MelchiorMassachusetts Historical Society Center for the Teaching of History1154 Boylston StreetBoston, MA 02215617-646-0588 or email@example.com