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Monica Flint
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mmurdock@dsdmail.net
801.402.5179

Valorie Griffin
Administrative Assistant
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801.402.5131

Educator Resources

Davis History Day

Davis History Day Contest


The Utah History Day is the annual event which represents Utah's participation in the National History Day Competition. Davis History Day is the first contest level for students to share their project before going to Region contest. 


Important Dates for 2018-2019

  • September 26, 2018: History Day Training for 4-12 grade teachers.  Midas Registration Course #43285
  • March 6, 2019: Davis District History Day, Kendell Building, Farmington
  • March 26, 2019Weber Regional - Weber State University
  • April 26, 2019: Utah History Day - Cultural Celebration Center, West Valley City
  • June : National History Fair. Washington, DC.

Important Note about Davis District Fair: Participating schools may send 10 entries to the Davis History Day.  These should be the overall best from the school - all grades and all categories.  School submissions should be complete by 10:00 pm,  January 25, 2019.  Historical papers need to be submitted (mailed or hand delivered) a week before judging into the district office and  Websites will be locked a week before the contest date as entries from these categories are evaluated ahead of time.  Please plan accordingly to have you school history events completed and students ready to register before the deadline.  

Davis History Day Registration (Teachers, students and Judges register here)
Registration Steps:

1)       Teacher Registration: link will open January 1, 2019  
This step must be completed before students can register and parents can complete the permission section. So please do this before the last day so your students have time to complete their part before registration is closed!

2)       Student Registration: link will open January 1, 2019

3)       Teacher Submission Form – submit the School Registration Form to Monica Flint by email. This is to confirm your school entries are all registered in the History Day system.  There are no participation fees. Teachers will not need to attend the Davis History Day with their students as they are not allowed in the judging room with them.

Judges Registration
Judges are needed for this event.  If you have any recommendations, please submit them to mmurdock@dsdmail.net.   Schools may submit judges as long as they are not participating teachers or relatives of students.   

                                  History Day Division Categories 

Primary Division
Grades 4-5

Junior Division
Grades 6-8 

Senior Division
Grades 9-12 

Rule Summaries and Judging Forms

Use these summaries to guide you as you prepare your entry. More detailed descriptions of your specific rules can be found in the official NHD Contest Rule Book. The judging forms are used to evaluate the entries. Use them as a guideline for preparation of your history fair project.  See a quick summary of rule changes made this year.

All entries must follow certain general rules: General Rules Summary.

  

Annual Theme

This year's theme is Conflict and Compromise

Research Resources in Utah

Contact Information

  • Davis School District, Elementary Schools: Monica Flint - mmurdock@dsdmail.net
  • Davis School District, Secondary Schools: Chris Hall - chall@dsdmail.net
  • Northern Region: Tracey Saxey tsaxey@dsdmail.net
  • Utah State: Wendy Rex-Atzet - wratzet@utah.gov

  • Davis History Day Results - February 16, 2018
    Thank you to all the students who participated and shared all their hard work and research. Thank you to all the teachers and parents who helped teach, support, and guide students in their learning process.   Thank you to all the judges and volunteer who helped make this day possible for students. We hope you will continue in History Day events again.

DESK Standards Resources

Standards

Geography is for Kids

Standard Resources

Kindergarten

Standard 1

Recognize and describe how individuals and families are both similar and different.

Standard 2

Recognize the roles and responsibilities of being a good citizen.

Standard 3

Use geographic terms and tools.

Standard 4

Explain how humans meet their needs in many ways.

First Grade

Standard 1

Recognize and describe how schools and neighborhoods are both similar and different.

Standard 2

Recognize their roles and responsibilities in the school and in the neighborhood.

Standard 3

Use geographic tools to demonstrate how symbols and models are used to represent features of the school, the neighborhood, and the real world.

Standard 4

Describe the economic choices people make to meet their basic economic needs.

Second Grade

Standard 1

Recognize and describe how people within their community, state, and nation are both similar and different.

Standard 2

Recognize and practice civic responsibility in the community, state, and nation.

Standard 3

Use geographic tools and skills to locate and describe places on earth.

Standard 4

Explain how the economy meets human needs through the interaction of producers and consumers.

Third Grade

Standard 1

Understand how geography influences community location and development

Standard 2

Understand cultural factors that shape a community.

Standard 3

Understand the principles of civic responsibility in classroom, community, and country.

Fourth Grade

Standard 1

Understand the relationship between the physical geography in Utah and human life.

Standard 2

Understand how Utah's history has been shaped by many diverse people, events, and ideas.

Standard 3

Understand the roles of civic life, politics, and government in the lives of Utah citizens.

Fifth Grade

Standard 1

Understand how the exploration and colonization of North America transformed human history.

Standard 2

Understand the chronology and significance of key events leading to self-government.

Standard 3

Understand the rights and responsibilities guaranteed in the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Standard 4

Understand that the 19th century was a time of incredible change for the United States, including geographic expansion, constitutional crisis, and economic growth.

Standard 5

Address the causes, consequences and implications of the emergence of the United States as a world power.

Sixth Grade

Standard 1

Understand how ancient civilizations developed and how they contributed to the current state of the world.

Standard 2

Understand the transformation of cultures during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and the impact of this transformation on modern times.

Standard 3

Understand how revolutions have had an impact on the modern world.

Standard 4

Understand current global issues and their rights and responsibilities in the interconnected world.

Textbooks

What are the adopted social studies materials for elementary schools?

Each elementary grade level, K-6, uses the Hands On/Exploring Where & Why social studies program developed by Nystrom: Herff-Jones Education. Classroom sets of materials are located in every classroom grades K-3 and one per grade level in grades 4-6. The specific programs are as follows.

Kindergarten, "New Friends & New Places"
1st Grade, "Neighborhoods Near & Far"
2nd Grade,"Communities Here & There"
3rd Grade, "People & Places Everywhere"
4th Grade, "Map & Globe Skills"
5th Grade, "Our Country's History"
6th Grade, "Mapping World History"

Additional materials are used in grades 4-6. There is one complete set of materials per grade level.