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, 2019: Weber 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)
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 are needed for this event. If you have any recommendations, please submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Schools may submit judges as long as they are not participating teachers or relatives of students.
History Day Division Categories
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.
|Historical Paper||Rules Summary||Judging Form|
|Exhibit||Rules Summary||Judging Form|
|Performance||Rules Summary||Judging Form|
|Website||Rules Summary||Judging Form|
|Documentary||Rules Summary||Judging Form|
This year's theme is Triumph and Tragedy
- NHD Hangouts - webinars for project ideas
- National History Day website
- Utah History Day website
- Creating A Successful Project
- Organizing Your School History Fair
- Davis School District, Elementary Schools: Monica Flint - email@example.com
- Davis School District, Secondary Schools: Chris Hall - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Northern Region: Tracey Saxey email@example.com
- Utah State: Wendy Rex-Atzet - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
4th Grade: The Utah Adventure: History of a Centennial Stateby John McCormick, 1997, Gibbs-Smith, Publisher.
6th Grade: "World History"(National Geographic Reading Expeditions)