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Humboldt County Office of Education: Humboldt County History Day

Important Update

Thanks to a collaboration with the Sacramento County Office of Education we are able to offer a virtual venue for students in Humboldt County to participate in History Day at the county level.  Registration for students in grades 4-12 in Humboldt County is open through Friday, Jan. 29. Entries are due Friday, Feb. 19. A virtual showing will be held on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27, and the awards ceremony will be Sunday, Feb. 28. HCOE will be covering the registration fee.

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    Humboldt County History Day

    History Day Event Photo - a student being interviewed on a project
    Each spring, students in 4th grade through high school compete in Humboldt County History Day, held at Humboldt State University. Through the rigorous process of researching and preparing creative and original History Day projects, students learn and analyze issues, ideas, people and events in history and apply that knowledge to their projects. The projects must reflect that year’s National History Day theme.

    Students can participate individually or in groups. Students in grades 4 and 5 must use posters to interpret the theme.  Those in grades 6-12 choose from one of five categories: Documentaries, Exhibits, Historical papers, Performances, and Websites.

    Local history experts judge the projects and select those who will advance to State History Day. Winners at State compete at National History Day near Washington D.C. in June.