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Blending History and Entertainment

For students who enjoy performing in front of others and want to take what they've learned as historians and communicate it dramatically, then the Performance category might be the right choice.  Characterization, props, costumes, and script-writing take the place of captions and exhibit boards.  Performances provide a chance to make history "come alive."

Check out these great tools:

performance manual

performance rules and guidelines

performance examples

Check out more examples from National History Day:

"From Research to Script": A guide to doing History Fair Performances was written by Christy Neider, a former History Day student and history teacher;  it was revised and expanded by Sherry Rollo, also a History Day student and now a practicing attorney.

Check out even more examples from the National History Day:

The National History Day now offers Google Hangouts for each project category during the contest season. Students and teachers may join in or listen to previous hangouts at:


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