Welcome to Tennessee History Day!

Tennessee History Day is the state affiliate of the National History Day competition. Six preliminary district competitions take place in West Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, North Middle Tennessee, East Tennessee, Northeast Tennessee, and Southeast Tennessee in February and March culminating with the state level competition in April. State-level winners move on to the National History Day competition in June. History Day is a year-long curriculum enhancement program that engages students in grades 6-12 in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical topics.

Have questions? Email Jennifer C. Core, your state coordinator, at History Day.

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New for 2015

All teachers must register by Thurs., Jan. 15, 2015. If your students plan on participating in the district contests, you must have your information in the system by midnight.

New Rule Book. This Rule Book takes effect immediately. Click here to see a summary of the changes. All past THD teachers and workshop participants will receive a hard copy.

Only the top two finalists in each category in the district contests will advance to the State Competition. The third place medalist will be the alternate.

 

2015 Tennessee History Day Contest Schedule

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DISTRICT CONTESTS

Click on the district name to visit that district's web page.

Registration for all district competitions opens Thurs., Jan. 1, 2015.

Note: Papers must be postmarked and/or emailed by student registration deadline. Check with your district coordinator for instructions and address. Websites close for editing on student registration deadline. Documentaries must be uploaded to THD server by student registration deadline.


Northeast Tennessee District (Hosted by Andrew Johnson Heritage Association & Tusculum College)
Coordinator: MaryAnn Rush (maryannrush@att.net)
Teacher Registration Deadline: Thurs., Jan. 15, 2015 (midnight)
Student Registration Deadline: Mon., Feb. 16, 2015 (midnight)
Contest Date & Location: TBD

East Tennessee District (Hosted by the East Tennessee Historical Society & UT-Knoxville)
Coordinator: Lisa Oakley (oakley@easttnhistory.org)
Teacher Registration Deadline: Thurs., Jan. 15, 2015 (midnight)
Student Registration Deadline: Mon., Feb. 16, 2015 (midnight)
Contest Date & Location: Fri., Mar. 6, 2015 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Southeast Tennessee District (Hosted by the Museum Center at 5ive Points)
Coordinator: Joy Veenstra (jveenstra@museumcenter.org)
Teacher Registration Deadline: Thurs., Jan. 15, 2015 (midnight)
Student Registration Deadline: Mon., Feb., 16, 2015 (midnight)
Contest Date & Location: Thurs., Mar. 5, 2015 at the Museum Center at 5ive Points, Cleveland, Tennessee

North Middle Tennessee District (Hosted by the Department of History, Austin Peay State University)
Coordinator: Dr. Jason Verber (verberj@apsu.edu)
Teacher Registration Deadline: Thurs., Jan. 15, 2015 (midnight)
Registration Deadline: Mon., Feb. 2, 2015 (midnight)
Contest Date & Location: Fri., Feb. 27, 2015 at APSU, Clarksville

Middle Tennessee District
(Hosted by the Department of History, Middle Tennessee State University)
Coordinator: Dr. Becky McIntyre (histday@mtsu.edu)
Teacher Registration Deadline: Thurs., Jan. 15, 2015 (midnight)
Student Registration Deadline: Mon., Feb. 2, 2015 (midnight)
Contest Date & Location: Fri., February 20, 2015 at MTSU, Murfreesboro

West Tennessee District (Hosted by the Department of History, University of Memphis)
Coordinators: Dr. Susan O’Donovan (odonovan@memphis.edu), Micki Kaleta (mykaleta@memphis.edu)
Teacher Registration Deadline: Thurs., Jan. 15, 2015 (midnight)
Student Registration Deadline: Mon., February 2, 2015 (midnight)
Contest Date & Location: Sat., February 21, 2015 at the University of Memphis

STATE CONTEST

State Competition (Hosted by the Tennessee Historical Society)
Coordinator: Jennifer C. Core (historyday@tennesseehistory.org)
Registration Deadline: Mon, Mar. 23, 2015
Contest Date & Location: Sat., April 11, 2015 at Polk Theater, Tennessee Tower, Legislative Plaza, and Nashville Public Library in Nashville

Download a pdf of the important dates here.

 
Leadership & Legacy in History




Leadership & Legacy in History is the theme for the 2015 National History Day competition.

To read an explanation of the Leadership & Legacy in History theme, click here.

For the full National History Day themebook for Leadership & Legacy in History, click here.

For a list of possible topics relating to Tennessee history, click here.

 
 
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