South Carolina History Day

South Carolina History Day, the affiliate program for National History Day, engages elementary, middle, and secondary school students in historical research and analysis while developing important skills. Students chose how to present their research from different categories: paper, website, documentary, performance or exhibit. Students compete at various levels of competition across the state before advancing to the national contest. The Department of History in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University is proud to support education and this amazing program throughout the state. SC Humanities supports the program annually with a special grant.

The South Carolina History Day program is available at the school level to all students in South Carolina. Only 6th-12th grade students compete at regional, state and national contests. The 2018 theme is “Conflict and Compromise in History.”

Coastal Carolina University will host a workshop on Saturday, October 14 (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) for students who are interested in participating in the program. The workshop will include:

  • Librarian session on research
  • Historian session on primary sources
  • Category-specific sessions
  • Student Veteran Q&A
  • Refreshments

For more information about the workshop or about South Carolina History Day, visit the website at

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 21-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.