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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. 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)
• Performance
• Exhibit
• Paper
• Website
• Podcast
 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 Podcast and Poster are the only categories for the Elementary Division. 

Coaches Orientation Meeting
Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM (SCOE, Board Room 2nd Floor)

Stanislaus County History Day
January 28, 2023

LOCATION:  Creekside Middle School, 535 Peregrine Drive, Patterson

COST: $20.00 per student ($10.00 donated by Education Foundation of Stanislaus County) Final Cost: $10.00 per student

Event Information
    • Why Teach with History Day
    • Important Dates
    • Schedule of the Day
    • Rule Book    
    • Theme Information
Team Deadlines 
   • School Registration  (Due October 21, 2022)
   • Entry Registration - Form will be emailed to registered coaches (Due December 15, 2022) 
   • Judge Recruitment Form   - minimum of two judges required (Due January 11, 2023)
   • St​udent Agreement & Conduct Agreement  (Due January 11, 2023)
   • Teacher/Coach - Principal Agreement    (Due January 11, 2023)

Volunteer Information
   • Judges Registration 
    • Video - NHD Judge Training
    • Project Scoring Rubrics:​
         - Documentary
         - Exhibit
         - Paper
         - Performance
         - Podcast
         - Website
         - Podcast (Elementary)
         - Poster (Elementary)




Contact Us

1100 H Street
Modesto, CA 95354

Key Contacts

Cheryl Goulart

Program Manager

Leisa Turner

Student Events Analyst

Stephen Ortiz

Event Planning Specialist I