NATIONAL HISTORY DAY
What Is Illinois History Expo?
Illinois History Expo is an annual statewide competition that gives junior and senior high school students (grades 6-12) an opportunity to win awards and much-deserved recognition by researching state and local history through various history-related projects pertaining to Illinois.
Many schools host their own history fair and advance the best entries to the Regional History Fairs which are held in the early spring at college campuses throughout Illinois. Projects and papers judged to be superior advance to the statewide Illinois History Expo held each May in Springfield. Selected projects entered in the National History Day competition will represent Illinois at the University of Maryland in mid-June during the National History Day contest.
Illinois History Expo is an excellent and exciting academic exercise that improves student learning skills in a variety of disciplines. Students will improve research methods as they explore Illinois’ rich history and share their newly-acquired knowledge with classmates, parents and teachers from across the state. Recognition students receive from their community, school, and family for academic achievement is meaningful and important.
Students are invited to enter projects in any of these categories: essays and research papers, exhibits, dramatic performances, and media.
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