With the 2020-21 school year, due dates are more of a suggestion than a "hard deadline" unless noted (especially for the contests). Thanks for understanding and still participating!

History Day 2021 Timeline:


Est. Date (TBD)

Written Proposal: 4-paragraphs (¶), each paragraph (¶) is 5+ sentences

· 1st ¶ = what your topic will be

· 2nd ¶ = how you plan to complete your project and which type you'll do

· 3rd ¶ = how you will divide up tasks, such as research, and so on. Be specific! (individuals: this should only be 1 sentence)

· 4th ¶ = questions, comments, and concerns for your NHD teacher (can be as many or few sentences as needed)


Draft Annotated Bibliography with at least 5 sources (at least 2 primary sources) due -at least 33% of the sources must be books


Draft Outline of project due, which should address the following questions in bulleted form:

·   How will your project look? Be specific!

·   Which past winning NHD project inspired you?

·   Who is responsible for what in your project? Break it down by person and task!

·   What did you learn while researching?

·   How can your NHD teacher help you?

·   Address the criteria-based question for your project type below:

·   Paper, performance, or presentation only - how will your project begin, move through points of emphasis, and conclude?

·   Website only - what will your homepage look like? What tabs will you have?

·   Exhibit only - how will your project be assembled? What items do you need? Drawings are encouraged.


Begin building your project – send your teacher a photo of 3 things you have accomplished (or bring it in)


Annotated Bibliography updated with at least 10 sources (at least 4 need to be primary sources) due. Again, at least 33% of your sources must be books.


Outline completed


Photos /screenshots of project due; papers - email / bring in a rough draft; performances & presentations - record a video or send teacher a draft of your script


Rough draft of Process Paper due


Process Paper completed; 
send a copy of your paper / published web link to your teacher


EXHIBITS, DOCUMENTARIES, & PERFORMANCES DUE - exhibits should be brought to school, documentaries and performances should be video-recorded, uploaded to YouTube, and emailed to your teacher


School-wide competition students informed


Good Hope Competition


Eagle View Competition


Final versions of Websites & final drafts of Historical Papers due to send to Regional judges


Regional Competition @ Messiah College


State NHD contest @ Carlisle HS


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