The West Virginia State Social Studies Fair has partnered with National History Day to provide students in grades 6-12 with even more opportunities to engage in project based learning!  Check this page frequently for updates on our exciting new partnership!

 

What is the National History Day Contest, you ask? Each year more than half a million students just like you participate. You will choose a historical topic related to the annual theme, and then conduct primary and secondary research. You will look through libraries, archives and museums, conduct oral history interviews, and visit historic sites. After you have analyzed and interpreted your sources, and have drawn a conclusion about the significance of your topic, you will then be able to present your work in one of five ways: as a paper, an exhibit, a performance, a documentary, or a web site.

 

NOTE:  THE LOCAL AND REGIONAL NATIONAL HISTORY DAY COMPETITIONS WILL HOST ONLY EXHIBIT PROJECTS FOR THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR.  ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES WILL BE ADDED IN 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.

 

 

Theme:

 

 

Every year National History Day frames students' research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for the broad application to world, national or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. This year's theme is Leadership & Legacy in History. The intentional selection of the theme for National History Day is to provide an opportunity for students to push past the antiquated view of history as mere facts and dates and drill down into historical content to develop perspective and understanding.

 

Divisions:

Junior Division (6-8)

Senior Division (9-12)

 

Categories (2014-15):

Exhibit (Individual)

Exhibit (Group)

 

Other Categories (Coming in 2015-2016 and 2016-2017)

Performance (Individual)

Performance (Group)

Website (Individual)

Website (Group)

Documentary (Individual)

Documentary (Group)

Paper (Individual ONLY)

 

 

Rules and Regulations (Specific to WV)

 

National History Day Rulebook NEW FOR 2014

 

Visit the Official National History Day Website

 

Student Project Examples

 

National History Day Judging Forms for 2014-15:

Exhibit

 

Other National History Day Judging Forms:

Documentary      Paper       Performance       Website


April 24, 2015
Charleston Civic Center
Time Event
   
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Project Setup | Grand Hall South | Students may leave for lunch as soon as projects are set up.
   
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM LUNCH
   
11:30 AM - 11:55 AM Opening Assembly | Grand Hall North
   
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM JUDGING
   
4:00 PM -    4:45 PM Public Viewing of Projects | Grand Hall South | Winning projects will be identified with ribbons and stickers.
   
4:45 PM Students may remove projects from Grand Hall South
5:00 PM Awards Ceremony | Grand Hall North