National History Day- Stanislaus

National History Day - Stanislaus

In collaboration with Patterson Joint Unified School District, National History Day is an educational program that encourages 4th-12th grade 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. Students analyze and interpret their findings, draw conclusions about their topics’ significance in history, and create final projects that present their work. The theme for this year is Conflict & Compromise in History. Top students in each category have the opportunity to move on and compete in the State Competition.

Students will select one of these forms to present their research-based findings:
(Please click on a link below for more information)
• Exhibit
• Paper
• Website
• Poster (4-5 grades only)

There are three divisions:  Elementary (grades 4-5), Junior (Grades 6-8), and Senior (Grades 9-12).  Students may participate as individuals or in groups of two to five students - except for Historical Paper (individual entries only).  The Poster is the only category for the Elementary Division. 

Number of entries allowed is based on total school enrollment:
0-500 students................ up to 5 entries                    501-1,000 students....... up to 10 entries
1,001-1,500 students......up to 20 entries                   1,501 or more students... up to 30 entries

Coaches Orientation
Thursday, August 31, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM 
Stanislaus County Office of Education, Board Room (2nd Floor), Modesto

Stanislaus County History Day
March 17, 2018, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM 
Creekside Middle School, 535 Peregrine Drive, Patterson 

COST: $10.00 per student

Event Information
   • School Registration  (deadline: December 1, 2017)
    • Fact Sheet
    • Alignment with Common Core
    • Important Dates
    • Schedule of the Day
    • Rule Book
    • Theme Sheet
    • 2017-2018 Theme Book
    • Student Interview Schedule

Entry Registration Deadline - February 16, 2018
    • Student Agreement & Conduct Agreement
    • Teacher/Coach - Principal Agreement
    • Judge Recruitment Form   
    •  Entry Registration

Volunteer Information
   • Judges Registration 

Below are the Judging Instructions for each category:
     • Paper 
     • Website 
     • Documentary 
     • Performance 
     • Exhibit
     • Poster



Key Contacts

Cheryl Goulart
Program Coordinator
Leisa Turner
Student Events Specialist
Lisa Avila
Event Planning Specialist I