It's not until April, but that isn't stopping educators from gearing up.
UMaine held a Thursday workshop where teachers discussed ways to get students involved.
Those organizing Maine's History Day say it's important for schools to emphasize social studies.
"More people are focusing on math and science, which are good subjects and they do need to be learned but social studies and civics helps students assess primary sources and sources to come up with their own ideas and arguments," explains John Taylor, who is the Maine National History Day State Coordinator.
Teachers looking to get involved can find more information at MCSL.org.