National History Day is an interdisciplinary research project for students in grades 4 -12. Aligned with the California H-SS Framework, National History Day focuses on historical inquiry skills. Students learn 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Write and present historical content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 present their research in one of five presentation categories: Poster (4th-5th grades only), Research Paper, Exhibit, Documentary, Performance, or Website. Students may then enter their projects into competitions at school, county, state, and national levels.
This Year’s Event
National History Day–Sonoma County 2019
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Sonoma Academy, 2500 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa
National History Day–Sonoma County is open to all students, grades 4-12, in Sonoma County. Sonoma County students advance from the county competition to compete at the state finals. The co-champions at the state finals represent California at the national contest in June at the University of Maryland. National History Day–Sonoma County is coordinated by the History Education Project.