National History Day - Stanislaus

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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 Taking a Stand 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)
Poster (4th-5th 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 2D Display 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, September 1, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Stanislaus County Office of Education, Board Room (2nd Floor), Modesto

Stanislaus County History Day
March 18, 2017, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Creekside Middle School, 535 Peregrine Drive, Patterson

COST: $10.00 per student

Cheryl Goulart, Stanislaus County Office of Education
Phone: 238-1710            Email:

Teresa Murillo, Patterson Joint Unified School District
Phone:  892-7719           Email:

Event Information
   • School Registration  (deadline: December 2, 2016)
    • Alignment with Common Core
    • Important Dates
    • Schedule of the Day
    • Rule Book
    • Theme Sheet
    • 2016-2017 Theme Book
    • Participation Certificate

Entry Registration Deadline - February 17, 2017

    • Student Permission & Conduct Agreement
    • Teacher/Coach - Principal Agreement
    • Judge Recruitment Form  
    • Project Entry Registration

Student Interview Schedules
 • Master Schedule (By School)

Volunteer Information
   • Judges Registration 

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

   • History Day Teacher Toolkit
    • California History Day
    • National History Day
    • National History Day Facebook Page