National History Day is a fun event that encourages students to become historians by developing research, analysis, presentation and social skills

Whether working individually or in groups, junior (grades 6-8) and senior (9-12) division students select a topic related to an annual theme. They conduct extensive historical research using primary sources, articles, and books, then distill their research and analysis into a dramatic performance, multimedia documentary, museum exhibit, website, or research paper.

National History Day and its state affiliate Washington History Day provide leading-edge training and curriculum materials to help educators meet and exceed education standards. Annual workshops help educators learn how to adopt National History Day in their classrooms, while also offering strategies that make history education interesting, exciting and fun for students.

Students may choose to compete in regional contests held in February and March, entering their project against others in the same division and category. Regional winners advance to the Washington History Day state contest, held in late April or early May. Students who finish in first and second place at State in each category go on to the National contest, held in mid-June at the University of Maryland in College Park.


The 2017 Washington State North Puget Sound Regional contest is March 18th, 2017 at Northshore Junior High and the South Puget Sound Regional Contest will be held at Green River Community College on March 23rd, 2017.

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Washington State History Day Finals are Saturday, April 29th, 2017 Location TBD

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