What is National History Day?

National History Day, is a year-long educational program that encourages students to explore local, state, national, and world history. After selecting a historical topic that relates to an annual theme, students conduct extensive research by using libraries, archives, museums, and oral history interviews. They analyze and interpret their findings, draw conclusions about their topics' significance in history, and create final projects that present their work. These projects can be entered into a series of competitions, from the local to the national level, where they are evaluated by historians and educators.

National History Day in california

South Bay Peninsula National History Day (SBP NHD) is a partner with National History Day - California (NHD-CA). NHD-CA sponsors the state-wide competition, provides professional development to schools and districts, and supports students in their research and project development. The NHD-CA program allows students in forth and fifth grades to create a poster or podcast and students in sixth through twelfth grades to create a documentary, exhibit, historical paper, performance, podcast, or website.

2023 NHD-CA Competition: April 14 - 16 at Sacramento State University

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