Florida History Day

Florida History Day
State Contest:
May 3-5, 2020


National History Day
National Contest:
June 14-18, 2020

Resources for Florida History Day

Breaking Barriers in History

Florida History Day, which is sponsored by the Museum of Florida History, is an annual statewide activity that enhances the teaching and learning of history at elementary and secondary school levels. A Florida History Day entry can address any person, event or idea from any time or place in history, but it must relate to the theme Breaking Barriers in History.

Resources for several topics in Florida history have been identified. This list is not comprehensive. Once you have a topic in mind, try searching all of Florida Memory for additional resources.

Primary Source Sets

National History Day Resources

These materials were created by National History Day for students and teachers.

For Students
For Teachers


Visiting the State Library and Archives of Florida

The State Library and Archives of Florida is located on the second floor of the R.A. Gray Building at 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida, two blocks west of the State Capitol (an online map is available). Our public research facilities are open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The State Library and Archives is closed Saturdays, Sundays and on state holidays. Researchers are encouraged to check with the State Library and Archives to verify operating hours and records availability prior to visiting.

Additional Resources at Your Library

If you need additional assistance locating information for your process paper and annotated bibliography, talk to the librarian at your school or public library or use the Ask-a-Librarian service. A librarian can help you locate primary and secondary resources that search engines such as Google may not be able to retrieve.

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