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 2021 History Day - Communication in History: The Key to Understanding 2021 History Day
National History Day (NHD) is a year-long academic club that engages middle school and high school students in historical research, interpretation and creative expression, transforming young minds forever. Students that participate in NHD practice critical inquiry as they research an annual theme to create unique contemporary history projects, becoming writers, filmmakers, web designers, playwrights and artists in the process. These projects are evaluated in a series of contests at the county and state levels each spring. The culmination is a national competition held each June in our nation's capital. 

The NHD contest is divided into the Junior (grades 6-8) and Senior (grades 9-12) Divisions. Each division is further divided into individual and group project categories. Each project category is subject to specific project requirements, rules and regulations that are outlined by the annual National and California History Day rulebooks. The categories of competition are as follows:

Individual Projects
1. Paper
2. Documentary
3. Exhibit
4. Performance
5. Website

Group Projects
1. Documentary
2. Exhibit
3. Performance
4. Website

Important Dates
Saturday, March 13th, 2021: Fresno County Contest @ Fresno Pacific University
Friday-Saturday, May 6th-9th, 2021: California State Contest @ William Jessup University, Rocklin, CA
Sunday-Thursday, June 3rd-17th, 2021 @ University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Important Website Links
National History Day: https://www.nhd.org/
California History Day: https://www.nhdca.org/
Fresno County History Day: http://historyday.fcoe.org/
Advisor: Michael Alvord  [email protected]
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