History Day

shutterstock_1379109172017 History Day Theme:  Taking a Stand in History


Please visit the following links for an updated rule book and explanation of the changes for the current school year:

NHD Contest Rule Book

Summary of Rules Changes

2016-2017 Important Dates

  • February 17, 2017 – School History Day Winners Due
  • February 20, 2017 – Registration for Regional Fair Due
  • March 17, 2017 – Regional History Fair

There will be no District History Day this year.  All teachers will register their classroom/school fair winners for the regional History Day event. Registration information will be provided when it becomes available.

 Please visit the National History Day site (link below) for more information.

History Day provides an opportunity for students to become historians as they explore a topic related to the National History Day theme. Students express what they learn through creative and original performances, documentaries, papers, or three-dimensional exhibits. This educational program fosters academic achievement, intellectual growth and develops critical thinking and problem solving skills that will help students manage and use information now and in the future.


shutterstock_1201038761. Read to Understand RULES and THEME

Rule Book
Theme Resources

2. Decide

Individual or Group
Topic selection worksheet

3. Select an ENTRY Type

How to Create a Documentary
Story Board Sheet
Documentary Judging Form

How to Create an Exhibit
Display Tips
Judging Exhibit Form
Judging an Exhibit

How to Create an Historical Paper
Paper Judging Form
Judging a Paper

How to Create a Performance
Performance Judging Form
Judging a performance

Web Site
How to Create a Web Site
WEEBLY Web Site Entry Submission Process
Website Judging Form
Judging a website

4. RESEARCH the Topic

Research Roadmap
Find Primary Sources

5. DESIGN an ENTRY (Documentary, Exhibit, Paper, Performance or Web Site)

Entry Requirements