Welcome to the Southeast Missouri State University (Cape Girardeau) Regional Contest

Important Dates & Times


Welcome to the Southeast Missouri History Day official site!

  • The 2021 Regional History Day will be virtual.
  • Registration opens Oct. 1, 2020 and closes Feb. 18, 2021
  • Projects submission deadline is Friday, Feb. 18. This allows our volunteer judges time to assess each project.
  • The awards ceremony will be livestreamed on Friday, March 12.
  • See our new Newsletter - Southeast History Day Oct. 20.pdf

For Teachers and Parents:

NEW resource! See "Planning a Local History Day Contest" a conversation with Dr. Courtney Kisat and Mrs. Jamie Nash-Mayberry, a veteran teacher of History Day in southern Illinois. 


Find more resources, updates, and local history topics blogs on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/semohistoryday/



For more information, please contact Dr. Courtney Kisat at ckisat@semo.edu. To see her introduction video, check out the Department of History and Anthropology virtual open house video on Facebook.

Southeast Missouri District 9 Regional History Day Contest! HD20 winners - printable.docx


National History Day has compiled resources for your History Day project. They can be found here: https://www.nhd.org/student-resources

For local or regional topics, check out:

State Historical Society of Missouri - Historic Missourians

Missouri Encyclopedia

Southeast History Day on Facebook - features regional history topics blog relating to annual theme

Checklists for each project type:






New video resources from NHD as of 10-1-20:

How to Use Google Books

Smart Searching  

Smart Searching the Library of Congress  

Library of Congress Online Resources  

Printable/downloadable checklists for student use:






choosing your topic worksheet.pdf

researching your topic worksheet.pdf

research strategy worksheet.pdf

choosing good images worksheet.pdf

Glogster - a site for creating virtual exhibits

New resources from NHD as of 10-1-20

Posted on: https://www.nhd.org/themebook

·         2021 NHD Theme Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=278B5ET8Npg&feature=emb_logo

·         2021 Theme Graphic Organizer Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-7K_CnPsoQ&feature=emb_logo


Teacher Resources: (above videos plus) https://www.nhd.org/teacher-resources (Click “Help, I’m a New NHD Teacher” Videos)

·         Part 1: Getting Started - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9adWpWVcQO0&feature=emb_logo

·         Part 2: Theme  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y2vJtQCf8o&feature=emb_logo

Judging will take place in teams between Feb. 18-March 8. Please create a log in and register on this site to virtually judge HD21.


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