National History Day is a year-long competition in the area of historical research, writing and analysis (sort of history's equivalent of a science fair for primary and secondary school students around the country). Contestants who qualify at the regional level go on to compete at state gatherings where winners are chosen for the national competition.
Over 300 students participated at the 2013 Sacramento County History Day held at Inderkum High School. See pictures of the competition posted on the SCHD Flickr page and the student video documentaries on YouTube.
This year's NHD theme is Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events. Students choose a related issue from local, state, national or world history and present their research in one of six formats: 2-D display, documentary video, exhibit, paper, performance or website.
Judges are needed for the California History Day event which will be held in Sacramento this year. You don't have to be a history expert to judge -- just have an interest in the subject and the willingness to evaluate student entries with positive feedback and constructive criticism. If interested, fill out the online registration form.
What: California History Day
Where: Red Lion Woodlake Hotel, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento
When: April 26-28
For more info: contact Sergio Silva at email
PHOTO CREDIT: Judges evaluate a 2-D exhibit at the 2013 Sacramento County History Day. Photograph by Dylan McDonald. Courtesy Center for Sacramento History