History Day California

It's What You Make It!

National History Day in California is a co-curricular program for students in grades 4 - 12 in all educational settings. Students engage in historical inquiry and analysis on a topic of their choice. Explore our website to learn more about the program, find resources for research and project development, or to connect with your local program.

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NHD-CA News & Updates

2023 NHD-CA Champions Announced

April 16, 2023

After months of intensive research and success at district and county-level competitions, champions were recognized in Sacramento on Sunday, April 16th at California State University Sacramento, concluding the 2023 National History Day-California state competition. More […]

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2023 NHD-CA State Contest

February 22, 2023

The 2023 NHD-CA state contest will take place April 14-16, 2023 at Sacramento State University. Champion entries from each county will advance to the state contest to determine the state champions. To learn more go […]

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NHD-CA Partners with Sac State

November 15, 2022

  SACRAMENTO, CA – In an effort to enhance historical education and expand opportunities for California’s students, National History Day California (NHD-CA) has announced a new partnership with California State University Sacramento (Sac State). This […]

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Make It! Webinar Series

October 19, 2022

History Day projects require students to use research, analysis, and historical thinking skills. Join us for this free, multi-part webinar series to introduce these skills to students and share tips on how to research and […]

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Make it Civics

Use your National History Day research to help meet some of the requirements for the California State Seal of Civic Engagement. The Civic Summit at History Day California provides students, grades 9–12, an opportunity to engage in civil discourse with other students on their topic.

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