Michigan History Day

Congratulations 2020, District 10 students!!

NHD 2020 Contest Theme: Breaking Barriers

Thank you to all students, parents and educators that participated in MHD District 10 contest on March 7th, 2020. 

We are thrilled to annouce* the following projects will be progressing to the State Finals in Mt.Pleasant in April 2020.


*To protect the identity of our participating students, the information is presented in 'Project Topic, Grade Level and School' format


Youth Group Exhibits

  • Breaking Through a Brick Barrier: The Berlin Wall, 4th grade, Al-Furqan Quran Academy
  • Breaking the Barriers of Civil War, 4th grade, Al-Furqan Quran Academy
  • Civil Rights Movement, 4th grade, Al-Furqan Quran Academy

Junior Papers

  • Roe Vs. Wade, 8th grade, Stevenson Middle School
  • Title IX, 8th grade, Stevenson Middle School

Junior Individual Exhibits

  • Ruby Bridges and the Inconceivable Desegregation of American Schools, 6th grade, Al-Furqan Quran Academy
  • The Selma March, 6th grade, Al-Furqan Quran Academy
  • The First Effective Polio Shot, 7th grade, Stevenson Middle School

Junior Group Exhibits

  • Cracking the Code: Alan Turing, 8th grade, Franklin Middle School
  • Mary Eliza Mahoney, 8th grade, Stevenson Middle School
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks 1951-1973, 6th and 8th grade, Al-Furqan Quran Academy

Junior Individual Documentary

  • Music Breaking Conservative Culture In South Korea, 8th grade, Stevenson Middle School
  • The Little Rock Nine, 8th grade, Stevenson Middle School
  • Deborah Sampson, 7th grade, Stevenson Middle School

Junior Group Documentary

  • "Loving Vs. Virgina", 8th grade, Stevenson Middle School
  • Nellie Bly, 7th grade, Stevenson Middle School
  • 1964: Mississippi Freedom Schools, 8th grade, Al-Furqan Quran Academy

Junior Individual Performance

  • Ancient Greek Democracy, 7th grade, Stevenson Middle School

Junior Group Performance

  • Lena Bryant: The World's First Fashion Designer for Plus-Size Women, 8th grade, Stevenson Middle School

Junior Individual Website

  • Belles of the Ballgame: Michigan Women in Baseball, 8th grade, Stevenson Middle School
  • The Transcontinental Railroad, 8th grade, Stevenson Middle School
  • Henry Ford - Breaking Barriers in Automotive Innovation, 8th grade, Franklin Middle School

Junior Group Website

  • Code Name: Manhattan Project, 8th grade, Stevenson Middle School
  • The Invention of the Lightbulb, and its Impact on Society, 8th grade, Stevenson Middle School
  • The Mackinac Bridge, 8th grade, Stevenson Middle School

Senior Group Exhibit

  • Dodge Main, 12th grade, Hamtramck High School
  • Hamtramck Great Depression, 12th grade, Hamtramck High School
  • Tau Beta, 12th grade, Hamtramck High School

Senior Group Documentary

  • Maurice Keyworth, 12th grade, Hamtramck High School

Senior Group Performance

  • Who Redefined Watergate, 10th grade, Bloomfield Hills High School

Senior Individual Website

  • Broadway in Color, 10th grade, Plymouth High School



District 10 Competition will be held VIRTUALLY on March 6th, 2021 from 9:30AM – 2:30PM

The link for registering for this event will go live on January 11th, 2021.

District 10 Registration Deadline—Friday, February 19th, 2021.

Websites, Papers, & Docs due—Friday, February 26th, 2021.
PAPERS: You must provide a link to your paper on the registration form. The permissions should be set to “anyone with the link can view.” Make sure to include the annotated bibliography in your document.
DOCUMENTARIES: You must provide a link to your documentary on the registration form. The permissions should be set to “anyone with the link can view.” If your documentary is on YouTube, the link must be set to “public.”
WEBSITES: You must provide your website URL at the time of registration. Your website will be locked on March 1st, 2021.

Registration fee is being waived for the 2020-2021 school year.

National History Day 2021 Theme

Every year National History Day® frames students’ research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for the broad application to world, national, or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. The 2020 -2021 theme is Communication in History: The Key to Understanding. 

The Theme Book can be downloaded here.


STUDENTS, PARENTS & TEACHERS, the National History Day organization has revamped website creation and submission for NHD 2021 and will not be using Weebly websites for this years contests. 
For more information on this change, FAQs and wesbite support, click here.
The direct link for NHDWebCentral to build and create your website can be found here.

What is Michigan History Day?

Michigan History Day, an affiliate of National History Day sponsored by the Historical Society of Michigan, is a year-long educational program where students in grades 4-12 pick a historic topic related to an annual theme, conduct original research using primary and secondary sources, analyze their findings and draw conclusions about their topics significance in history and create final projects to showcase their work.  The projects, which include papers, documentaries, performances, exhibits and web sites, can be entered in a series of competitions from the local to the national level.

We are proud to support the Michigan History Day program at the local level. During the school year, we provide teachers and students with information and resources on the program. Each March, the Detroit Historical Museum hosts the local competition for students throughout southeastern Michigan.

If you are looking to participate and don't know where to start... Contact us today! 

District 10 Coordinator
Bree Boettner
district10@detroithistorical.org | 313.833.1419