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Contra Costa County National History Day

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Contra Costa History Day will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018
at Saint Mary's College, Moraga CA

1928 Saint Mary's Rd., Moraga, CA 94575


What is National History Day?

National History Day, is a year-long educational program that encourages students to explore local, state, national, and world history. After selecting a historical topic that relates to an annual theme, students conduct extensive research by using libraries, archives, museums, and oral history interviews. They analyze and interpret their findings, draw conclusions about their topics' significance in history, and create final projects that present their work. These projects can be entered into a series of competitions, from the local to the national level, where they are evaluated by professional historians and educators. Specifically, National History Day – California is one of the largest state History Day competitions, takes place in 34 counties and reaches some 44,000 students each year, culminating in an annual state wide contest with nearly 1,000 participants. National History Day – California provides an enhanced History Day program, including the elementary student 2-dimensional display category and the web site category, which has become part of the national competition.

Who can participate in National History Day?

National History Day is open to all students in grades 4 through 12. All types of students participate in NHD; for example: public, private, parochial and home-school students; urban, suburban and rural students; English language learners, academically gifted and average students, and students with special needs.

How to get involved:

For more information and to register for the 2018 Contra Costa History Competition visit:

or contact:

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