Communication in History: The Key to Understanding
Read about the 2017 theme, see sample topics,
and research how-tos.
National History Day - Sonoma County
National History Day is an academically acclaimed program with over 500,000 students participating nationally each year. National History Day challenges students in grades 4 - 12 in an inter-disciplinary research project that embraces project based learning, connecting seamlessly with the CA HSS and the C3 Framework. Transform your HSS classroom by shifting from learning history to doing history. History Day teaches students to:
Conduct in-depth research
Use primary and secondary sources
Read a variety of texts
Analyze and synthesize information
Write and present historical content
Students choose a topic that relates to an annual theme, research that topic, and develop their research into one of five presentation categories: research paper, exhibit, documentary, performance, or website. Fourth and fifth grade students present their research on a 2-D Display board. Students may then enter their projects into History Day competitions at school, regional, state, and national levels.