History Day

  • 2022 Fairbanks History Day

    Date: TBD
    Location: TBD



    The 2022 theme for History Day is Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences.

    The 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.  

    • Date TBD: Register online at www.fairbankshistoryday.org (No late entries will be accepted.)
    • Date TBD: Judges' training at 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. (more information)
    • Date TBD: Fairbanks History Day contest
    • Date TBD:  Judging ends at 5:00 p.m.
    • Date TBD: Award winners announced at 12:00 p.m.

    The top three award winners in each catagory and division of the Fairbanks History Day will be posted online at www.fairbankshistoryday.org.  These award winners are eligible to compete at 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.


    Fairbanks History Day website

    New project evaluation/ scoring forms

    2022 History Day theme book - Debate & Diplomacy in History

    2022 History Day Graphic Organizer

    National History Day Contest Rule Book - June 2020 Edition

    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. 


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