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Teachers: Get Involved in History Day for 2023–24

Opportunities to Learn About Annual County and State Competitions

Student talking about History Day project

Informational events are planned to help local teachers learn about the incredible learning opportunities History Day offers students at the local and state levels.

The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) is encouraging teachers across the county to participate in the annual Sacramento County History Day and National History Day–California. The annual educational programs offer an incredible opportunity for students to delve into the rich tapestry of history. History Day makes history “come alive” for students by engaging them in discovering the historical, cultural, and social significance of the past.

The project-based competitions are associated with National History Day, a year-long educational program that encourages elementary, middle, and high school students to explore local, state, national, and world history. At each competition level (local, county, state, and national), student projects are evaluated by history experts and educators. Local competition divisions include Elementary (grades 4–5), Junior (grades 6–8), and Senior (grades 9–12).

This year’s Sacramento History Day Competition will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2024. The National History Day—California contest is scheduled for April 19–21, 2024.

Informational Events for Educators

  • RSVP for Sacramento County History Day Showcase Kickoff (9/12/23)—Discover the captivating realm of project-based learning. Students will present sample projects and answer questions, and a panel of experienced teachers will discuss rules, themes, rubrics, and skills-based lessons.
    Free event to be held at SCOE (4:45 p.m.–6:45 p.m.). Dinner provided.
  • Register for State History Day Educator Workshop (9/26/23)—Participants will work to create a historical inquiry experience for all learners, supporting critical thinking, writing, and research skills.
    Event to be held at SCOE (8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.). Cost is $50. Lunch provided.

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2019 competitors giving thumbs-up
Students posing at podium
Students wearing History Day medals