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Humboldt County Office of Education: Humboldt County History Day

History Day 2022

The 2022 National History Day theme is Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences. Learn more about the theme on the NHD-California website.

The registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 18 at 11 p.m.

    Entry Details

    Humboldt County Office of Education will be 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 and entries are due Friday, Feb. 18 by 11 p.m.

    If your students are in a group, only one student needs to register. If they do not have a title yet, you can always email me their title after they register, and we will update it in our system. Judges will meet to judge submissions on Saturday, March 5th and make an announcement regarding winners soon thereafter.

    For students making exhibits and posters, we will have a slideshow template they will use to submit photos of their project in chunks that can be easily read by our judges. Students making documentaries will submit a YouTube link or a video file. We will provide more details as we get closer to the registration deadline. For more information contact Tiffany Bullman at tbullman@nohum.k12.ca.us.


    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.