History Day

  • 2020 Fairbanks History Day
    February 10-14, 2020
    At JP Jones Community Center
    2400 Rickert Street, Fairbanks, AK
    February 1, 2020: Registration Deadline (no late entries will be accepted)

    The 2020 theme for History Day is: Breaking Barriers in History

    The 22nd annual Fairbanks History Day is sponsored by the  Department of History and the Arthur T. Fathauer Endowed Chair in History at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  It is supported by the Tanana-Yukon Historical Society, the Alaska Humanities Forum, the Fairbanks North Star Borough and the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.  Please note, the dates of the event have changed from Feb. 3-7 to Feb. 10-14.  

    • February 1, 2020 Registration closes. No late entries will be accepted.
    • February 10, 2020 Exhibits submitted 3:00-5:00 p.m.
    • February 10, 2020 Judges' training  6:00-6:30 p.m.
    • February 10, 2020 Exhibit opens for judging 6:30-8:00 p.m
    • February 12, 2020 Judging ends  5:00 p.m.
    • February 11-13, 2020 Exhibit open for public viewing 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • February 14, 2020 Awards ceremony 10:00-11:00 a.m.

    2020 National History Day theme book - Breaking Barriers in History

    The History Day portal is at https://ak-flc.nhd.org.

    Alaska History Day website:  https://www.akhf.org/ahd 

    Fairbanks History Day Timeline and Competition Schedule

    National History Day (NHD) makes history come alive for America's youth by engaging them in the discovery of the historic, cultural, and social experiences of the past. Through hands-on experiences and presentations, today's youth are better able to inform the present and shape the future. NHD inspires students through exciting competitions and transforms teaching through project-based curriculum and instruction.

    Every year NHD 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 NHD theme provides a focused way to increase student's historical understanding by developing a lens to read history, an organizational structure that helps students place information in the correct context and finally, the ability to see connections over time. 

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