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History Day

shutterstock_1379109172020 History Day Theme:

Breaking Barriers in History

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

NHD Contest Rule Book

Jordan District does not hold a History Day fair/competition.    All participating teachers will hold a classroom or school fair, then register their top student entries for the regional History Day event.

 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 and intellectual growth, while developing critical thinking and problem solving skills that will help students manage and use information now and in the future.

History Day:  Step-by-Step

shutterstock_1201038761. Read to Understand RULES and THEME

Rule Book
Theme Resources

2. Decide on the Topic and Grouping

Individual or Group
Topic selection worksheet

3. Select an ENTRY Type

How to Create a DocumentaryStory Board Sheet
Documentary Judging Form

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

How to Create an Historical PaperPaper Judging Form
Judging a Paper

How to Create a Performance
Performance Judging Form
Judging a performance

Web Site
How to Create a Web Site
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