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 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR.  ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES WILL BE ADDED IN 2014-2015 and 2015-2016.

 

 

Theme:

 

 

Rights and Responsibilities in History

 

This year's theme, "Rights and Responsibilities in History," is broad.  This means you can choose a topic that allows you to explore your own interests, whether it is science, politics, the arts, education - you name it.  Inspiration can come from most any place:  local history, your textbooks, or perhaps recent headlines, TV shows or even the latest Twitter feed.  As a student, it's your right to find a topic that you want to find out more about, but you also have responsibilities:  to choose carefully and develop your NHD project in ways that best use your talents and abilities.

 

Divisions:

Junior Division (6-8)

Senior Division (9-12)

 

Categories (2013-14):

Exhibit (Individual)

Exhibit (Group)

 

Other Categories (Coming in 2014-2015 and 2015-2016)

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

 

Visit the Official National History Day Website

 

Student Project Examples

 

National History Day Judging Forms for 2013-14:

Exhibit

 

Other National History Day Judging Forms:

Documentary      Paper       Performance       Website


April 11, 2014
Charleston Civic Center
Time Event
   
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Project Setup | Grand Hall North | 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 South
   
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM JUDGING
   
4:00 PM -    4:45 PM Public Viewing of Projects | Grand Hall North | Winning projects will be identified with ribbons and stickers.
   
4:45 PM Students may remove projects from Grand Hall North
5:00 PM Awards Ceremony | Grand Hall South
   
All times are subject to change.