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Central Missouri Region - National History Day
The Office of the Missouri Secretary of State is proud to sponsor the National History Day regional competition for the central Missouri area. Students in grades 6-12 from schools in Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cooper, Howard, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, Pettis and Saline counties research topics related to a broad annual theme (NHD Theme Book). The 2019 National History Day theme is Triumph & Tragedy in History. Individually, or in groups, students carry out research in libraries, archives and museums, conduct oral interviews and visit historic sites.
Each year approximately 700,000 students from across the United States participate in National History Day. NHD contests are divided into Junior Division (grades 6–8) and a Senior Division (grades 9–12), with nine categories per division, which are grouped by presentation type and may include individual or group documentaries, exhibits, performances, websites or an individual historical paper (NHD Student Project Examples) .
The 2019 Central Missouri live regional contest is on March 13, 2019 at Columbia College. The top three finishers in each category represent the region in the National History Day in Missouri competition at the University of Missouri-Columbia on April 27, 2019. First and second place finishers at the National History Day in Missouri competition proceed to the National History Day competition at the University of Maryland-College Park from June 9-13, 2019.
2019 Central Missouri Region NHD Events
Primary Source Documents at the Missouri State Archives Related to the 2019 Theme