Welcome to the Long Island Regional Contest

Important Dates & Times

Long Island History Day 2018 Competition at Hofstra University

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Registration Opens January 16, 2018 and Closes February 16, 2018

Good Luck to All!

Welcome to the Long Island History Day Student Page for 2018 LIHD Competition at Hofstra University on March 18th!

Contest registration opens at 12:00 am on January 16th and closes at 12:00 am on February 16th.

Contest Fee is $20.00 per student and can be paid by check made out to HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY and mailed to Denise Deputy, 202B Hofstra Hall, 101 Hofstra University, Hempstead NY 11549.

The HOFTSRA MINOR RELEASE WAIVER must be filled out prior to your arriving to campus on March 18th.  Please go to www.hofstra.edu/historyday to complete and submit on line.


Welcome to the Long Island History Day Teacher Information Page

Why Should Your Students Participate in New York History Day?

Students often ask: “Why do I need to learn this?”

History Day answers that question by making history come alive with real world experiences. Students explore local, state, national, and world history through a topic that relates to an annual theme, which requires students think critically and determine their topics’ significance over time. As an inquiry-based, experiential method of teaching social studies, History Day enables students to examine a smaller event, person, or place in history and relate it to the national or international story. Through this avenue of primary and secondary research, students come to their own conclusions about historical significance, and gain a greater understanding of why learning about history is valuable. Educators look for those “Aha!” moments; with History Day, students guide themselves to these revelations.Among many benefits, New York History Day:

  • Provides teachers with an assessment tool that engages students in history and makes them excited about learning
  • Meets New York State Learning Standards in Social Studies and English Language Arts
  • Provides a context for the study of history in students’ lives
  • Bolsters student academic performance in several disciplines, including research techniques, writing skills, historical knowledge, creativity, literacy, communication skills, and college readiness.
  • Gives the possibility of awards at the regional, state, and national levels
  • Showcases student achievement to the larger community

The National History Day program has been authorized by the United States Congress, and is recognized as the nation’s oldest and most highly regarded history program for students in grades six through twelve.

Thank you for Judging the Long Island History Day 2018 Competition on Sunday, March 18th at Hofstra University!

You will receive an email in February specifying your judging assignment.  Historical Paper judges will be receiving their Paper Entries by email this year, so it is very important we have accurate email addresses for all. Website entries will also be distributed by email, as has been the practice.

On competition day, please be prepared to arrive on campus at 7:45 am for an important orientation and breakfast at 8:15 am in the Plaza Room in the Student Center on North Campus.  Judging will begin promptly at 10:00 am.

Luncheon will be served in the Plaza Room at 12:00 pm.

Run Off judging for Performance and Documentary entries will begin at 2:00 pm.

Thank you for judging this year's competition!  The success of the progam could not be achieved without you!


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