Welcome to the Baltimore City History Day

Important Dates & Times


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Contest Date: 




View the results of the 2020 Baltimore City contest


For more details, visit the Contest Information page.

Contest Registration
Students: Click here for registration instructions.

Teachers: Click here for registration instructions.
Judges: Click here for registration instructions.

Baltimore City History Day Students

Welcome students! This page will provide you with information to help you through every step in the NHD process. If you have specific questions, please contact your teacher!


How to Create an NHD Project: A Step-by-Step Guide


Choosing a Topic

2020 Theme Book - Breaking Barriers in History

2020 Theme Narrative - Breaking Barriers in History

Historical Context Graphic Organizer


Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Topics

Maryland Historical Society Topics

Morgan State University Topics

Reginald F Lewis Museum Topics

Thinkport Inquiry Kit Topics

Pride of Baltimore Topic - Privateers


Conducting Research

The Research Process, Step-by-Step

Helpful Research Links

Enoch Pratt Library Research Toolkit

NMAACH Resources


Creating an Entry

There are five different types of projects that you can complete for History Day. Documentaries, Exhibits, Performances, and Websites can be done as a group or individually. Papers may only be done individually. Take a look at the guidebooks, rules checklists, and evaluation rubrics for each type of project below to see what you might be interested in. After your work is underway, refer back to these guides to keep you on track.



Exhibit Performance

Documentary Guide Book

Documentary Rules Verification

Documentary Evaluation Rubric

Exhibit Guide Book

Exhibit Rules Verification

Exhibit Evaluation Rubric

Performance Guide Book

Performance Rules Verification

Performance Evaluation Rubric


Paper Website

Paper Guide Book

Paper Rules Verification

Paper Evaluation Rubric


Website Guide Book

Website Rules Verification

Website Evaluation Rubric

Baltimore City History Day Teachers/Staff

Welcome teachers and school staff! Whether you are a seasoned NHD mentor, or this is your first contest year, this page can provide you with the most important information to help you get started!

Overview Documents and Resources


New to NHD?

Why NHD Works

HELP! I'm a New NHD Teacher: 4-Part Video Series

Contest Rule Book







2020 NHD Resources

2020 Theme Book - Breaking Barriers in History

2020 Theme Narrative

Maryland Humanities 2020 Flash Drive Resources


Baltimore City-Specific Resources

Detailed School-Based Project Time Line

Student Calendar/Tracker Template

Key Information and Deadlines Poster

Enoch Pratt Library Research Toolkit







Professional Development/Workshops

1-on-1 Coaching by Enoch Pratt Free Library

Maryland Huamnities Professional Development Request

Maryland Humanities Classroom Visits - Request for Student Assistance

Workshop: Writing and Editing for National History Day: https://www.nhd.org/onlineeducation

Baltimore City History Day Judges

Thank you for your time and expertise in dedication to our students! As a judge in the Baltimore City History Day competition, there are many things to consider. This page is designed to help you understand National History Day, the judging process, and specific information relative to the Baltimore City contest.

Please take some time to look through all of the materials carefully. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Monica Whippo, Baltimore City contest coordinator, at MMWhippo@bcps.k12.md.us.


This document provides a full overview of the process of judging at History Day. Please review this document very carefully before March 14, and reach out to MMWhippo@bcps.k12.md.us if you have any questions.
This judging rubric can help inform your work in scoring student projects. 
Sample Score Sheets - The sample score sheets linked below reflect the pages you will complete for each project you evaluate. Scoring sheets will be provided for you on the day of the contest. 


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