National History Day Partnership

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    The 2018 theme for National History Day is "Conflict and Compromise in History.

Sonoma County Library partners with National History Day Sonoma County to offer workshops and research days for participating Sonoma County students.

National History Day (NHD) is an academically-acclaimed program with over 500,000 students participating nationally each year. NHD challenges students in grades 4-12 in an inter-disciplinary research project that embraces project based learning. History Day teaches students to:

  • Conduct in-depth research
  • Use primary and secondary sources
  • Read a variety of texts
  • Analyze and synthesize information
  • Write and present historical content

Students choose a topic that relates to an annual theme, research that topic, and develop their research into one of five presentation categories. Students may then enter their projects into History Day competitions at school, regional, state, and national levels. 

NHD-Sonoma County is operated by a non-profit, the History Education Project. In the 2017-18 school year, NHD-Sonoma County is once again collaborating with the Sonoma County Library to offer workshops ranging from topic choice and thesis development to search skills and resource evaluation. The emphasis on research and use of resources is a natural fit with the mission of the library, so we are very excited to participate. The program is open to students from all school settings in Sonoma County.  NHD-Sonoma County's primary sponsor is the Lytton Rancheria, the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians.

For more information or to get involved in History Day, request more information online.