CIVIC SUMMIT

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Saturday, May 7, 2022
4:00p - 6:00p

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 in a conversation moderated by a community activist, lawmaker, or expert in the topic.

 

The History Day California Civic Summit Provides:

  • certification of participation, inquiry, and reflection

  • an opportunity to participate in civil discourse 

  • recognition for participants

Participating Students Will:

  • use their research to come to conclusions about the importance of their topic/real world problems

  • participate in discussion with peers and community experts on Saturday, May 7th.

  • be recognized at the NHD-CA Awards Ceremony

  • receive a letter and certificate recognizing their participation

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

CONNECT WITH AN ISSUE

When choosing your topic, think about a real-world problem you are interested in knowing more about. Trace the causes of your problem to its historic roots. Your NHD topic will be the historic cause of your real-world problem You will research and create an NHD project around the causes of your topic, but your civic related issue will be the impact of those causes.

CONDUCT HISTORY DAY RESEARCH & INQUIRY

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Your NHD Topic

Your Real-World Problem

Your History Day Annotated Bibliography meets the inquiry requirements for the SSCE. 

ATTEND A COUNTY HISTORY DAY CONTEST

Any senior division student who attends a county History Day contest is eligible to participate. Even if you are not competing in the state contest, you are still eligible to participate in the Civic Summit.

WRITE A LETTER OF INTENT

The registration process includes answering the questions required for the Letter of Intent and uploading your Annotated Bibliography.

MEET ALL DEADLINES

You must register for the Civic Summit by April 20, 2022. Your registration must include your Letter of Intent answers and your Annotated Bibliography. 

  • A description of your real-world problem

    • Based on your historical research, what real-world problem would you like to address? 

  • Multiple Perspectives 

    • How do multiple perspectives shape the real-world problem? What are the different perspectives? Who are potential stakeholders? 

  • Significance 

    • How did your research demonstrate the long term impacts of the real-world problem? 

  • Why Civic Engagement

    • How do you see your real-world problem being impacted by systems of power and governments? 

A Letter of Intent must address the following: