Utah State Archives and Records Service
Utah History Day is an annual event that invites 4th-12th grade students to engage in history education through hands-on learning, historical research, critical thinking and creativity. Students can choose to create an exhibit, a website, a documentary, a performance, or a paper about a topic that interests them. The Utah State Archives and Records Service division sponsors a special History in Government prize and this year we awarded two winners!
• “Ping Pong: The Sport that Changed the World” a Junior Individual Documentary by Daniel Jin from Lava Ridge Intermediate School in St. George.
• “A Forgotten History: The 1917 Bath Riots” a Senior Group Documentary by Ashley Vazquez and Nathan Flores from Salt Lake Center for Science Education in Salt Lake City.
We felt that both of these documentaries were incredibly creative and thoughtful in their approaches to complex historical subjects. You can watch the two documentaries that received our awards here: https://youtu.be/7APgX3cpES0 and https://youtu.be/72OT2bZ0lfo