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History Day

Every year National History Day® frames students’ research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for the broad application to world, national, or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. The 2021-2022 theme is, "Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences."

2022 History Fair:  March 7, 8, 9, 2022

Teacher Information Meeting:  Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 3:15 pm

  • All Projects Due to Tuolumne County Schools Office by 6:00 PM on March 7, 2022.
  • All student completed official entry forms, process papers, title page and annotated bibliographies due to TCSOS by 4:00pm on March 2, 2022.
  • All Historical Paper Entries (3 photo copies) due to TCSOS by 4:00pm on March 2, 2022.



March 2, 2022

  • All entry forms, process papers, title pages, annotated bibliographies due to TCSOS by 4pm. Entries in the Historical Paper category are due by 4pm.

March 3, 2022

  • A judging appointment schedule will be emailed to schools with entries in Performance, Website, or Documentary. Students may be required to be present at the appointed time on March 8th.

March 7, 2022

  • Exhibits registered at the Exhibit Site (Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools Office or Mother Lode Fairgrounds) 3:00-6:00 pm
  • No exceptions

March 8, 2022

  • Exhibits, performances, documentaries, websites, and posters are judged all day. Performance, documentary, and website entries will be interviewed at the time of their presentation.

March 9, 2022

  • Exhibits will be on display for the public from 3pm-7pm.  Awards will be presented at 7:00pm.  

April 1, 2022

  • State Competition online registration closes and county fees due.

April 2022

  • Permission slips with registration fees due. Historical Papers and Websites due to the State.  The top two winners in each category at the County Competition from Novice, Junior, Senior Divisions are eligible to go on to the California History competition.

May 6-9, 2022

  • William Jessup University, Rocklin Campus

June 12-16, 2022

  • National History Day University of Maryland, College Park