History Day

  • 2022 Fairbanks History Day

    Date: February 14, 2022
    Location: Virtual

     

    The 2022 theme for History Day is Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences.  Due to the continued strain of COVID on our community, the competition will be entirely virtual this year.  For more information, visit the Fairbanks History Day website.  

    The Fairbanks History Day is sponsored by the  UAF 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, Kids Voting USA, the Fairbanks North Star Borough, and the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.

    A list of award winners and a selection of award winning projects are available on the Fairbanks History Day website.  

    For a list of all participants, please click: All Participants

     

    1st Place Senior Group Exhibit

    Am I Not a Man?: The Memphis Sanitation Workers & Human Dignity

    Dai Sheena Wiltz & Eugene Wiltz

    Effie Kokrine Charter School 

     

    1st Place Senior Individual Exhibit

    Screaming to be Heard: The HIV AIDS Epidemic

    Ella Parks

    West Valley High School

     

    1st Place Senior Individual Website, Kids Voting, Inc.
    Award for Best Project on a voting-related topic:

    Women's Suffrage

    Cianne McCaleb

    North Pole High School

     

    1st Place Senior Group Performance

    The Romanovs

    Samantha Bristor, Jordanne Godzina, Elinor Johns & Aria Peña

    West Valley High School

     

    1st Place Senior Research Paper

    Silent Spring: The Beginning of the End of Diplomacy

    Lillian Downing

    West Valley High School

     

    1st Place Junior Group Exhibit

    Tanana Chiefs Meet to Protect Burial Grounds

    Shyann Bartley & Savannah Opferman

    Effie Kokrine Charter School

     

    1st Place Junior Group Website

    Arthur T. Fathauer Award for best project overall

    The Debate of CFCs: How the Threat of Ozone Depletion led to the First Successful Global Environmental Agreement

    Dara Bird & Daria Mantei

    Homeschool

     

    Tanana Yukon Historical Society Award: For best project on an Alaska topic

    Tanana Chiefs Meet to Protect Burial Grounds

    Shyann Bartley & Savannah Opferman

    Effie Kokrine Charter School

     

    The top three award winners in each category and division of Fairbanks History Day will be posted online at www.fairbankshistoryday.org.  These award winners are eligible to compete in the Alaska State History Day competition in March 2022, and the top finishers in the state competition will advance to the National History Day Competition in June 2022.

     

     

    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. 

     

Contact Information

2022 Theme Introduction

Fairbanks History Day Sponsors

  • The Arthur T. Fathauer
    Endowed Chair in History

    AK History Day    UAF Dept. of History

    Tanana Yukon Historical Society    Fairbanks North Star Borough School District

    Fairbanks North Star Borough      Kids Voting