Utah History Day

Utah History Day Utah's National History Day affiliate, offering hands-on history education and yearly competitions to grades 4-12 throughout Utah.

05/30/2020
Utah State Archives and Records Service

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

Countdown to Nationals! Virtual 2020 national contest opening ceremony live, June 14, 1:00 pm MDT.
05/28/2020

Countdown to Nationals! Virtual 2020 national contest opening ceremony live, June 14, 1:00 pm MDT.

Beginning to feel like this? Remember, as a part of history, your story matters! The Covid-19 Memory Project wants your ...
05/21/2020

Beginning to feel like this? Remember, as a part of history, your story matters! The Covid-19 Memory Project wants your stories. The Utah Division of State History is seeking elementary, junior high, and high school students willing to share their experiences during this unusual and challenging time. https://history.utah.gov/covid-19-memory-project/

Save and share your pandemic experiences with future generations with the Utah Division of State History's COVID-19 Memo...
05/06/2020
Why historians say we should all be journaling during COVID-19

Save and share your pandemic experiences with future generations with the Utah Division of State History's COVID-19 Memory Project. They'll become part of an archival collection! https://history.utah.gov/inquire-2/k-12-resources/

We’re currently living during a once-in-a-hundred-years pandemic. Failing to document a COVID-19 story probably won‘t matter much. But failing to document any of our COVID-19 stories could matter a great deal more than we realize.

Utah State Board of Education
04/30/2020

Utah State Board of Education

While practicing distance learning, 422 students representing 66 schools still participated in the NHD Utah state contest- this time virtually!

#UtahHistoryDay pivoted their program and pulled off FIVE virtual contests, all hosted through the help of technology.

The kids who competed chose to participate, despite new obstacles and made history themselves by creating electronic versions of their projects with very little notice.

Congratulations to these 2020 history makers!

Check out the contest results here: https://ut.nhd.org

04/21/2020
As we wait...

The submissions are in, judges are deliberating, time to relax...
Our Utah Raptor is taking a moment out of all the hulballoo to participate in his favorite pastime.

Dr. Joseph E. Greaves, a Utah native, lost his first wife to the 1918 Influenza Pandemic.  He dedicated the rest of his ...
04/17/2020
The Crusade of Utah Microbiologist Joseph E. Greaves

Dr. Joseph E. Greaves, a Utah native, lost his first wife to the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. He dedicated the rest of his life to the study of infectious diseases and ways to control them. Discover his fascinating story at Luke Hansen's award winning web site entry. https://58468702.weebly.com
Joseph E. Greaves,

The Crusade of Utah Microbiologist Joseph E. Greaves Luke Hansen Senior Division Student Composed Words: 1162 Words in the Process Paper: 348 

04/15/2020

Utah History Day's first virtual contest starts today! Good luck to all the students who have continued to work hard and stay the course to participate in this event.

As you wash your hands today, take a moment to appreciate Ignaz Semmelweis, the man who showed the world why it's necess...
04/14/2020

As you wash your hands today, take a moment to appreciate Ignaz Semmelweis, the man who showed the world why it's necessary. No, he didn't invent the practice of good hygiene but he made it popular! (Singing Happy Birthday optional😀)

The registration deadline for Utah History Day's First Virtual State Contest is this Friday, April 3rd.  We know of one ...
04/01/2020

The registration deadline for Utah History Day's First Virtual State Contest is this Friday, April 3rd. We know of one regional champ who wouldn't miss the chance to be be part of this historic event!

03/27/2020
Utah State History

FYI for those Regional Champs polishing their projects for the State Contest!

The Utah History Research Center is not open for foot traffic but our Research Librarians are happy to help over the phone or by email!

Our temporary number is 801-531-3847

or you can email us at [email protected]

Our first-ever virtual contest is in the books!
03/26/2020

Our first-ever virtual contest is in the books!

03/25/2020
National History Day

It's a season for doing History Day the Virtual Way! In Utah we're doing five contests virtually, including State. Then our state champs will compete in a virtual national contest experience this summer. #LearnHistoryMakeHistory

National History Day Executive Director Cathy Gorn provides a #MustSeeNHD update on the status of the #NHD2020 National Contest.

03/20/2020
What are the Humanities?

Inspiration from our partners at Utah Humanities.

What are the humanities? It's a broad and challenging question. What role do the humanities play in our individual lives and the extended relationships we ha...

Check out this Speak Your Piece podcast featuring historian Katherine Kitterman and an inclusive history of women's suff...
03/10/2020
Better Days 2020 Historian Katherine Kitterman on women’s suffrage history | Utah Department of Heritage & Arts

Check out this Speak Your Piece podcast featuring historian Katherine Kitterman and an inclusive history of women's suffrage in Utah.
https://heritageandarts.utah.gov/better-days-2020-historian-katherine-kitterman-on-womens-suffrage-history/

Better Days 2020 Historian Katherine Kitterman on women’s suffrage history In this engaging, and quick paced interview, Kitterman offers an introduction (a beginner’s primer) on the history of Utah’s women suffrage movement. She outlines all the events, people and circumstances, covering 1870 ...

These kids are headed to State!  We're halfway through our regional contests and looking forward to seeing all of these ...
03/10/2020

These kids are headed to State! We're halfway through our regional contests and looking forward to seeing all of these regional champions in April!

The Washington Regional Contest on Saturday was a great success!  One of the awesome Breaking Barriers projects was this...
03/09/2020

The Washington Regional Contest on Saturday was a great success! One of the awesome Breaking Barriers projects was this exhibit which answered the question “what happened to Laika, the first dog in space?”

Teachers! Scholarships are available for the summer online course Intro to Project-Based Learning through the NHD Curric...
03/06/2020

Teachers! Scholarships are available for the summer online course Intro to Project-Based Learning through the NHD Curriculum Framework, presented by National History Day.

Judges Needed for Spring History Day Contests!Sign up here: https://bit.ly/2NLTNaVSalt Lake: March 18 or April 16, 17Ogd...
02/28/2020

Judges Needed for Spring History Day Contests!

Sign up here: https://bit.ly/2NLTNaV

Salt Lake: March 18 or April 16, 17
Ogden: March 18
Alpine: March 28

02/17/2020
Schoolhouse Rock- No More Kings

National History Day is a program designed to engage students in learning about the past. As we celebrate President's Day, let's take a look at another creative way of teaching. A brief, fun explanation of why the US has a president and not a king...*
https://youtu.be/cAZ8QJgFHOg

1975. This song teaches about the pilgrims settling in America up to the Boston Tea Party. This song was voted the 13th best song on the 30th anniversary edi...

Friday Flashback to History Day on the Hill!  Here are Senior Group Exhibit State Winners Maddison Mattingly, Maegan Mat...
02/14/2020

Friday Flashback to History Day on the Hill! Here are Senior Group Exhibit State Winners Maddison Mattingly, Maegan Mattingly, and Lyndsie Foster sharing their entry on the Great Fire of London.

02/04/2020
A Special Message from Ken Burns for #NHD2020 Students

Award -winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns offers advice to National History Day aspiring historians!

#LearnHistoryMakeHistory, #UHD, #BreakingBarriers, #UtahHistoryDay

Ken Burns provides advice and encouragement to National History Day students working on their 2020 "Breaking Barriers in History" projects.

Fifth annual History Day on the Hill is in the books!  Proud of these kids and their hard work, and so happy to share it...
02/01/2020

Fifth annual History Day on the Hill is in the books! Proud of these kids and their hard work, and so happy to share it at the Capitol! More pics coming soon.

History on the Hill is only 2 days away!  Jacob Simmons will be there with his documentary"Fritz Haber: Feeding the Worl...
01/30/2020
Jacob Simmons: Young Utah Historian Making History | Utah Division of State History

History on the Hill is only 2 days away! Jacob Simmons will be there with his documentary"Fritz Haber: Feeding the World and Warfare." For more on this amazing Utah History Day student, check out the Utah State History blog.

https://history.utah.gov/jacob-simmons-young-utah-historian-making-history/

#LearnHistoryMakeHistory, #UtahHistoryDay, #NationalHistoryDay, #BreakingBarriers

Jacob Simmons: Young Utah Historian Making History Kevin Fayles January 29, 2020 History Main Blog By Dr. Wendy Rex-Atzet, State Coordinator, Utah History Day Brighton High School senior Jacob Simmons has stories to tell.  Since middle school he has honed his skills as a historian and documentary f...

History Day on the Hill 2020 is this Friday, January 31.  Cooter and Tate Gale will be there with their NHD exhibit on A...
01/27/2020

History Day on the Hill 2020 is this Friday, January 31. Cooter and Tate Gale will be there with their NHD exhibit on Alan Turing!

We hope you'll join this campaign launched by our colleagues at the Utah Division of State History and Division of India...
01/10/2020
A new push to protect Utah’s archaeological treasures from vandalism

We hope you'll join this campaign launched by our colleagues at the Utah Division of State History and Division of Indian Affairs. Stand up and spread the word!

SALT LAKE CITY -- State, federal and tribal officials are banding together for a new initiative to protect Utah's precious archaeological sites. "There is absolutely no reason why we need to lose anything else here in Utah," said Elizabeth Hora, the public archaeologist for Utah's Division of State....

This is history in action!  We couldn't be prouder of Madeline and how her project has been a springboard to helping the...
12/07/2019
Utah teen lobbies Congress to acknowledge top-secret military unit

This is history in action! We couldn't be prouder of Madeline and how her project has been a springboard to helping these veterans.
https://www.abc4.com/news/local-news/utah-teen-lobbies-congress-to-acknowledge-top-secret-military-unit/

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – A Utah teenager is pushing Congress to recognize an elite Army unit that is credited for saving countless lives without ever firing a shot in World War II. The mission …

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I am so lucky to work with incredible young people like this. Great day at History Day on the Hill!