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National History Day in Idaho

History Day

National History Day in Idaho is an exciting way to engage students in history.  The program pulls students out of the classroom and into the world of the professional historian.  Students track down information about historic people and events by exploring archives, libraries, and other resources.  This research leads to new insights and original conclusions that students use to prepare exhibits, documentaries, websites, papers, and performances.  History Day is a great way to teach students critical thinking skills while instilling a lifelong love of history.

Starting in the fall, curriculum and contest materials are distributed to History Day coordinators and teachers. Students in grades 4 through 12 conduct research on a topic of their choice that fits with the annual theme and create a project on that topic.  Participants compete in their regional contest and may progress to state and national competitions.  To receive annual History Day information, contact your regional coordinator.

Click here to register for the State Competition



Please make sure you register for the correct region! Treasure Valley region covers Ada, Boise, Custer, Elmore, and Owyhee Counties; Southwestern region covers Adams, Canyon, Gem, Payette, Valley and Washington Counties. 

Registration for all other counties use paper form in the FAQ page and send to the appropriate regional coordinator.

2014 State Contest Winners  History Day group

Youth Categories

Junior Categories

Senior Categories

Special Prizes



Treasure Valley Regional Contest – February 28th
Eastern Idaho Regional Contest – March 6th
Southwestern Regional Contest – March 14th
Idaho State Contest – April 11th