Over 4,000 of Connecticut's middle and high-school students explored topics in state, American, and world history related to the 2023 Theme of Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas. It was an exciting year for Connecticut History Day (CHD) as participation regained its pre-COVID levels and contests were held in person for the first time in three years.

The Connecticut Democracy Center, who manage Connecticut History Day (CHD) as a program in residence at Connecticut's Old State House (OSH), held a Kickoff Workshop for teachers at the Connecticut River Museum, followed by another Educator Workshop at the Amos Bull House, the headquarters of Connecticut Landmarks. Educators enjoyed the opportunity to visit historic sites, discuss strategies for supporting their students through the History Day journey, and brainstorm with fellow teachers.

Last year, Connecticut Democracy Center (CTDC) provided free workshops for close to 2,000 students across the state. Old favorites like “Intro...

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