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North Bay History Day

As part of NHD-CA, North Bay History Day (Sonoma & Marin Counties) makes history come alive for students by engaging them in discovering the historical, cultural and social significance of the past.  NHD engages students through authentic historical inquiry on a topic of their choice. Student research, analysis, and interpretations are brought together to become their final projects, which are displayed at school showcases.

Student projects can be entered at the county level and winners at North Bay History Day advance to the state History Day competition.

Read below to learn more about North Bay History Day.

To learn more about History Day, be sure to visit the pages on this website. The "Project Resource" menu above links to resources on the annual theme & topics, rules, category types.

History Day 2023-14

History Day Kickoff

Join other teachers to learn about how to implement History Day in your classroom, including tips, tricks, and tools. View student work, talk with students, hear from experienced teachers, and learn about inquiry in the history classroom.

Thursday, September 21st • 4:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Dinner Provided
Madrone Elementary School, Santa Rosa

Teacher Workshop

Implement Inquiry Through History Day

Foster student voice and choice through historical inquiry with the California History Day program.

Participants will work to create a historical inquiry experience for all learners, supporting critical thinking, writing, and research skills. Tuesday, September 26th • 8:30 am - 3:30 pm • Location: Sacramento COE.

Register Your School

Sign your school up to receive information and registration materials for the 2024 competition.


Teachers, students, and parents are invited to join the NHD-CA Make It! Webinar Series. Webinars will cover topic and theme, research questions, project essentials, and writing thesis statements.

Library Workshops

North Bay History Day, in partnership with the Sonoma County Public Library, will host student workshops in the fall and early winter to help students with their research and project development.

Dates:  Coming Soon

Register:  Let us know you are coming by registering here.

County Competition

The 2024 North Bay competition will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Madrone Elementary School.

NBHD Schedule
Interview Times
Elementary Poster Interviews
NBHD Event Program
Frequently Asked Questions

Key Dates

Sunday, February 4, 2024:  Registration Deadline

Tuesday, February 13, 2024: Historical Papers & Websites Due

Saturday, March 2, 2024:  North Bay History Day Competition


Volunteer Judge Information

North Bay History Day will take place in March 2024. Students will submit exhibits, posters, documentaries, websites, podcasts and performances. Judges are needed to score projects, conduct student interviews, and provide feedback.

When:  Saturday, March 2, 2024
Times:  7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:  Madrone Elementary School

Sign Up to Judge

North Bay History Day News / Other Resources

Past Results