Hey, Educators! Check out these classroom resources, curriculum support and tips for getting started with Ohio History Day.

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Two of the trickiest History Day skills are understanding multiple points of view and analyzing sources. Try the activities below in your classroom to help your students practice these skills. To find even more resources focused on History Day, be sure to check out Investigating History Through Project-Based Learningour free, interdisciplinary supplemental curriculum.

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New to Ohio History Day?



The State Coordinator can put you in touch with teachers in your area who have experience with the program. For more information, please visit our Contact Us page and select "History Day" from the drop-down menu.


Need some help integrating Ohio History Day into your pacing guides? Here is a workflow to show where students will be in the process of their projects throughout the school year. Ohio History Day is student-directed and self-differentiating!

Ohio History Day Timeline

Ohio History Day Contest Planning Worksheet

Here are some schedules created by other National History Day teachers that can be used to help you frame your own Ohio History Day class schedule.



This History Day Game Plan addresses important questions you'll need to consider when implementing Ohio History Day with your students.

Ohio History Day can be implemented in multiple ways

  • Class Assignment: Teachers can have all of their students participate in Ohio History Day or just a handful of advanced students.​ Teachers can also give students the opportunity to enter their projects into the school/regional competition. If enough students are involved, the school could host its own History Day event. The winners for the school event could then be entered into the regional competition.
  • Interdisciplinary: Teachers collaborate to build upon the learner outcomes required for a History Day project. Language Arts instructors focus on research and writing skills. Social Studies teachers assist students with topic selection and research/analysis skills. Library/Media specialists can plan an essential role in helping students access research and work with technology.
  • Enrichment Project: Students who have completed the standard curriculum, or want to substitute an in-depth research assignment for other assignments, participate in History Day as an optional project for classroom credit. A teacher or other school coordinator can serve as their advisor.
  • Extracurricular/Club: An after-school extracurricular club will allow students to get one-on-one help from teachers and work collaboratively with other students.
  • Independent: If students are enrolled in a public. private, or charter school that does NOT participate in History Day, or they are home-schooled, they can still participate on their own. A teacher or parent can serve as the advisor.

Check Out Our Educator Workshops!

Ohio History Day offers many types of professional development opportunities for educators. Check out these upcoming workshops and webinars at the Ohio History Connection.


Fall 2023- Navigating History Day: Tips & Tricks for Success

Description: Are you ready to participate in Ohio History Day? Then join us for the Navigating Ohio History Day Workshop. This in-person workshop will focus on helping your students navigate some of the common pitfalls seen in History Day projects and ways to help your students avoid them. We’ll explore the process of guiding students through the historical thinking process, ways to help students to find their authorial voice, how to navigate source material, and more! Join us for a full day of activities to get you ready for Ohio History Day!

Dates: Fri., September 29, 2023

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST (8 Total Contact Hours)

Location: Ohio History Connection, 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211

Registration Link: https://13329a.blackbaudhosting.com/13329a/History-Day-Teachers-Workshop-29Sep2023 

Cost: $55, includes continental breakfast and lunch

Registration closes Fri., Sept. 22, 2023