National History Day California

NHD-CA is a year-long education program with an opportunity to compete in an acclaimed academic contest. NHD-CA is open to all California students and teachers in grades 4–12 in public, private, and home school environments.

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National History Day Contest is held in June.   First you choose a historical topic related to the annual theme, and then conduct primary and secondary research. You will then be able to present your work in one of five ways: as a paper, an exhibit, a performance, a documentary, or a web site.

In the spring, you may enter your work into local NHD contests where it will be judged by professional educators and historians. If your work is chosen as one of the best, you will move on to your state’s NHD contest. As a winner at your state NHD contest, you will be eligible to attend the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland at College Park in June.

Every year National History Day frames students’ research within a historical theme. This year’s theme is Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History.

Here is the NHD Classroom Calendar to help you plan this in to your school year:

The State Coordinator for California is:

Deborah Granger
Orange County Department of Education
200 Kalmus Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92628
(714)966 -4447

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