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Important Dates & Times

Monday February 03, 2020 at 12:00 AM
Wednesday March 04, 2020 at 11:59 PM
Wednesday March 25, 2020 at 8:30 AM
Wednesday March 25, 2020 at 3:30 PM
Wednesday March 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM

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N.C. History Day - Northeast Region

National History Day is a yearlong academic program that engages students grades 6-12 in the hands-on discovery of history. N.C. History Day is an affiliate of the National History Day program.

NHD students choose historical topics related to an annual theme; conduct extensive primary and secondary research; analyze and interpret their sources; draw conclusions about their topics’ significance in history; and present their work in one of five categories: historical papers, websites, exhibits, performances, or documentaries. These projects then go through a series of competitions, culminating in the national contest held each June at the University of Maryland. Students are encouraged to improve their projects at each stage of the competition to inspire continuous research and learning.

North Carolina is divided into seven NHD regions including the Northeast Region. The Northeast Region is managed and hosted by the East Carolina University's History Department.  The Northeast Region is comprised of the following counties:

  • Beaufort
  • Carteret
  • Craven
  • Dare
  • Edgecombe
  • Greene
  • Halifax
  • Hyde
  • Jones
  • Lenoir
  • Martin
  • Nash
  • Pamlico
  • Pitt
  • Tyrrell
  • Washington
  • Wayne
  • Wilson

To find the NHD regions for other N.C. counties, please visit the N.C. History Day website. N.C. students must compete at their assigned regional contest before qualifying to attend the state level contest held in April of each year at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh.  The top two entries in each category at the state level contest qualify to attend the national contest.  Approximately 5,000 students compete at the regional level in N.C.

Contest Venue

Main Campus Student Center

501 E. 10th Street

Greenville, NC 27858


Parking

Buses and parents will be able to park in the Minges Parking lot (Please see the attached map). There will be a transit bus running from Minges to the Main Campus Student Center from 8:00-10:00, 12:00-1:00, and 3:00-4:00. 

Parking Map located here: NHD Parking.pdf


Check-in

Check in will occur on the first floor of the Main Campus Student Center from 8:30-9:30am. Upon check in, you will receive a packet of information including a master copy of the judging schedule for the junior and senior divisions, along with nametags for you and your students, and a map of the student center. 


Set-up

Exhibits: Exhibits will be set up in Ballrooms B and C, located on the second floor of the Main Student Center. Please check the master list and be sure to set up your exhibit on the corresponding table number.

Performances: Students must be able to set-up their own props and equipment in the performance space in the 5 minutes prior to their judging slot as outlined in the official NHD rule book. Judges will notify students when they can begin set-up in the judging space.  Until that time, props and equipment should not be in the performance area where it will affect judging or other category participants. Judges have the right to ask students to move their items if they feel they are affecting others. Students will have a place to change into costume, and there will be a designated space for props. Please see the master list and program upon check in for your division's specific location. 


Equipment Needs

WiFi Information: Please do not plan to rely on WiFi access during the contest. East Carolina University does not have public WiFi.

Exhibit students that requested outlets during registration will be placed as close to an outlet as possible, but they are responsible for providing their own power and extension cords. 

Performance students are responsible for bringing any props needed. These may include table, chairs, and AV equipment if their performance requires them. The contest venue is not responsible for providing equipment or props. 

Paper students are judged in advance, so they do not need to bring any additional items.

Documentary students are judged in advance, so they do not need to bring any additional items. Please see the instructions for information about submission.

Website students are judged in advance, so they do not need to bring any additional items. Please see the instructions for information on where to create the website. 


What to Bring By Category

Historical Paper Students:

This category is judged in advance. Nothing is needed day-of.

Exhibit Students:

This category is judged day-of, you are responsible for bringing the following:

  • Three copies of your process paper (annotated bibliography included) are needed the day of the contest to give to the judges.
  • Your exhibit and all its components.
  • Power and extension cords if you requested access to an outlet.

Performance Students:

This category is judged day-of, you are responsible for bringing the following:

  • Three copies of your process paper (annotated bibliography included) are needed the day of the contest to give to the judges.
  • Any props, equipment, and costumes needed for the contest.

Documentary Students:

This category is judged in advance. Nothing is needed day-of.

Website Students:

This category is judged in advance. Nothing is needed day-of.


Judging Schedule

A complete judging schedule will be provided at check-in. Here is a tentative outline for the day:

  • Check in is from 8:30am-9:30am.
  • Convocation will begin at 9:30am in Ballroom A.
  • All judging will begin at 10am.
  • Once you present your project, you are free until the awards ceremony begins. Please check in with your teacher after judging.
  • Lunch will be on your own. See the lunch section on nearby options.
  • The Awards ceremony will begin at 2:15pm and typically lasts an hour.

 


Lunch

There are a number of on-campus food options. Please see the ECU Dining Services website for more information on locations and availability.

 


Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony will be at 2:15pm and will be held in the Ballroom A.

 

 

 

Group Documentary
In addition to sending your documentary and process paper/annotated bibliography electronically via WeTransfer [(https://wetransfer.com/) instructions can be found on our home page], we must receive three (3) copies of your process paper & annotated bibliography by March 4th: Department of History, MS 554 East Carolina University Northeast Regional Contest - N.C. History Day Attn: Jessica Kestler 1000 E. Fifth Street Greenville, NC 27858
Group Exhibit
Please be reminded to bring three (3) copies of your process paper the day of the contest. Please bring an extra set for your own reference.
Group Performance
Please be reminded to bring three (3) copies of your process paper the day of the contest. Please bring an extra set for your own reference.
Group Website
Please be reminded your website will be locked after March 4th at 11:59pm.
Individual Documentary
In addition to sending your documentary and process paper/annotated bibliography electronically via WeTransfer [(https://wetransfer.com/) instructions can be found on our home page], we must receive three (3) copies of your process paper & annotated bibliography by March 4th: Department of History, MS 554 East Carolina University Northeast Regional Contest - N.C. History Day Attn: Jessica Kestler 1000 E. Fifth Street Greenville, NC 27858
Individual Exhibit
Please be reminded to bring three (3) copies of your process paper the day of the contest. Please bring an extra set for your own reference.
Individual Performance
Please be reminded to bring three (3) copies of your process paper the day of the contest. Please bring an extra set for your own reference.
Individual Website
Please be reminded your website will be locked after March 4th at 11:59pm.
Paper
In addition to the online upload, you must mail three (3) copies of your paper to the Department of History by March 4th: Department of History, MS 554 East Carolina University Northeast Regional Contest - N.C. History Day Attn: Jessica Kestler 1000 E. Fifth Street Greenville, NC 27858

Judging Criteria


Historical Quality (60%)

  • Historical Accuracy
  • Historical Context
  • Analysis and Interpretation
  • Use of Available Primary Sources
  • Wide Research
  • Balanced Research

Relation to Theme (20%)

  • Clearly relates to theme
  • Demonstrates significance of topic in history and draws conclusions.

Clarity of Presentation (20%)

  • Presentation, written materials are original, clear, appropriate, organized and articulate
  • Entry is organized; visual impact is appropriate to topic

 

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