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Write and present historical content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.