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About National History Day - Sonoma County & North Bay



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. 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  • Write and present historical content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 poster. Students may then enter their projects into History Day competitions at school, regional, state, and national levels. 


NHD - Sonoma County is operated independently and includes students from Marin, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino Counties. The program is open to students from all school settings in the North Bay.  Our program is supported by the Sonoma County Office of Education and the Sonoma County Public Library.


For more information or to get involved in History Day, request more information online.


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