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.

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08/31/2020
Utah State History

Hooray! September is Utah History Month. Each week a different Utah Division of State History program will take over the division’s social media. Utah History Day’s week is this week! Make sure to follow the division’s page to learn more about Utah history this month! https://www.facebook.com/UtahStateHistory #LearnHistoryMakeHistory #uhd #utahhistoryday #utahhistorymonth #utahstatehistory

Utah State History is home to the Utah Historical Quarterly, Utah State Historical Society, Research Library and Collections, the State Historic Preservation Office (archaeology and historic buildings), and Antiquities Section.

NHD is hosting a webinar for students, educators, parents, and judges on Tuesday, August 25 at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT. Follow th...
08/24/2020

NHD is hosting a webinar for students, educators, parents, and judges on Tuesday, August 25 at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT. Follow the link to register https://tinyurl.com/NHDtheme2021.
#uhd #nhd #nationalhistoryday #utahhistoryday
#LearnHistoryMakeHistory

On this day in history, Philo T. Farnsworth was born in Beaver City, Utah in 1906! Farnsworth would go on to create the ...
08/19/2020
Philo T. Farnsworth’s Invention

On this day in history, Philo T. Farnsworth was born in Beaver City, Utah in 1906! Farnsworth would go on to create the first fully-functioning television system and many more inventions. He also is one of the two Utahns featured in the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol Building. Learn more about Farnsworth at https://historytogo.utah.gov/philo-farnsworths-invention/
#LearnHistoryMakeHistory #uhd #nhd #utahhistoryday #nationalhistoryday

Martha Sonntag Bradley History of Beaver County Born and raised in Beaver, Philo T. Farnsworth won his first national contest by age thirteen after the family moved to Franklin, Idaho, a year earlier. The contest…

August is Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Utah has its own historical connection to the Pacific Islands. Iosepa was fou...
08/16/2020

August is Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Utah has its own historical connection to the Pacific Islands. Iosepa was founded as a community for Hawaiians in the late 1880s in Tooele County. To learn more about this town go to https://historytogo.utah.gov/iosepa/
#pacificislanderheritagemonth #LearnHistoryMakeHistory #nhd #uhd #utahhistoryday #nationalhistoryday
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Curious about the 2021 NHD theme? NHD is hosting a webinar for students, educators, parents, and judges on Tuesday, Augu...
08/07/2020

Curious about the 2021 NHD theme? NHD is hosting a webinar for students, educators, parents, and judges on Tuesday, August 25 at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT. Follow the link to register https://tinyurl.com/NHDtheme2021.
#uhd #nhd #nationalhistoryday #utahhistoryday
#LearnHistoryMakeHistory

The National Council for History Education is hosting an online Equity Summit on Thursday August 6 at 7pm ET/4pm PT. Fou...
08/04/2020
NCHE

The National Council for History Education is hosting an online Equity Summit on Thursday August 6 at 7pm ET/4pm PT. Four NHD projects from across the US that focus on race and equity will be featured! To register follow this link www.nche.net/equitysummit.
#uhd #nhd #nationalhistoryday #utahhistoryday #nche
#LearnHistoryMakeHistory

Join educators and historians in conversation as we discuss how to teach the complex history of race and ethnicity in America. Register Here

Reminder that the deadline for registration for NHD's Teaching History Virtually online course closes on August 5! Follo...
08/03/2020
Utah History Day

Reminder that the deadline for registration for NHD's Teaching History Virtually online course closes on August 5! Follow the shared link for more info
#uhd2021 #nhd2021 #communicationinhistory #nationalhistoryday #utahhistoryday
#LearnHistoryMakeHistory

National History Day has a Summer II 2020 webinar series! This webinar for educators focuses on teaching history virtually. The series will run from August 17-November 16 and the registration deadline is August 6th. #LearnHistoryMakeHistory #nationalhistoryday #utahhistoryday #uhd #nhd
https://www.nhd.org/onlineeducation

Two more National History Day webinar series for Fall 2020! Running from September 14th to December 14th, the two series...
07/31/2020
Online Education | National History Day | NHD

Two more National History Day webinar series for Fall 2020! Running from September 14th to December 14th, the two series for educators are "Introduction to Project-Based Learning the National History Day Curriculum Framework" and "Historical Research in the National History Day Model." Check them out under the Fall 2020 button on their site! #LearnHistoryMakeHistory #utahhistoryday #nationalhistoryday #uhd #nhd
https://www.nhd.org/onlineeducation

Today is the 30th anniversary of the passage of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Check out the Utah Division of...
07/26/2020
Milestones: Utah’s History of Equal Access Rights for People with (Dis)abilities | Utah Division of State History

Today is the 30th anniversary of the passage of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Check out the Utah Division of State History's blog post about Utah's adoption of ADA policies. #LearnHistoryMakeHistory
#utahhistoryday #uhd
https://history.utah.gov/milestones-utahs-history-of-equal-access-rights-for-people-with-disabilities/

Milestones: Utah’s History of Equal Access Rights for People with (Dis)abilities Kevin Fayles July 22, 2020 History Main Blog By T. Michelle Tucker, Utah State History Volunteer On July 26, 2020, our nation remembers the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), signed into law by Pres...

National History Day has a Summer II 2020 webinar series! This webinar for educators focuses on teaching history virtual...
07/24/2020
Online Education | National History Day | NHD

National History Day has a Summer II 2020 webinar series! This webinar for educators focuses on teaching history virtually. The series will run from August 17-November 16 and the registration deadline is August 6th. #LearnHistoryMakeHistory #nationalhistoryday #utahhistoryday #uhd #nhd
https://www.nhd.org/onlineeducation

National History Day has a full range of online graduate courses for middle and high school educators who want to implement our project-based curriculum into their classrooms using the framework of the National History Day Contest.

Fox 13 News is doing a new series, "What's in the Basement" about historical pieces and artifacts from the basement of t...
07/20/2020
What's In The Basement? - Utah Department of Heritage & Arts

Fox 13 News is doing a new series, "What's in the Basement" about historical pieces and artifacts from the basement of the Rio Grande building selected by the staff in the State History Division and Arts & Museums. Tune in when it starts on July 24th! More info in the link https://heritageandarts.utah.gov/whats-in-the-basement/ #utahhistoryday #uhd #LearnHistoryMakeHistory

  FOX 13 TELLS STORIES BEHIND ARTIFACTS, ARTWORK IN NEW SERIES Beginning July 4, Todd Tanner with Fox 13 will be digging into the historic treasures found in the state-owned collections of artifacts and art. The series, titled “What’s In The Basement,” will run through July 24. The pieces wer...

National History Day has announced a new fall 2020 webinar series for educators for inspiring student research! This ser...
07/10/2020

National History Day has announced a new fall 2020 webinar series for educators for inspiring student research! This series will be running from August 17 - December 14. More info is available at https://www.nhd.org/professional-development
#uhd2020 #nhd2020 #nationalhistoryday #utahhistoryday
#LearnHistoryMakeHistory

Hooray to our junior individual performance competitors! Julie M.'s performance we "Breaking Barriers in Women's Sports....
07/09/2020

Hooray to our junior individual performance competitors! Julie M.'s performance we "Breaking Barriers in Women's Sports." Brock M.'s performance was about Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. #uhd2020 #nhd2020 #breakingbarriers #nationalhistoryday #utahhistoryday
#LearnHistoryMakeHistory

Today we recognize our team members in the senior individual documentary category. Natalia L.'s documentary was "Mendez ...
07/08/2020

Today we recognize our team members in the senior individual documentary category. Natalia L.'s documentary was "Mendez v. Westminster: Breaking Barriers." Pierce B.'s documentary was "Norman Borlaug and the Broken Barriers of Food Production." #uhd2020 #nhd2020 #breakingbarriers #nationalhistoryday #utahhistoryday
#LearnHistoryMakeHistory

Time to recognize our senior group documentary competitors! Acacia Y. and Camellia Y.'s documentary was titled, "An Unfo...
07/07/2020

Time to recognize our senior group documentary competitors! Acacia Y. and Camellia Y.'s documentary was titled, "An Unforgettable Aerial Massacre: The Chongqing Bombing." Heyleigh W. (not pictured) and Quiana D.'s documentary was "Breaking the Language Barrier." #uhd2020 #nhd2020 #breakingbarriers #nationalhistoryday #utahhistoryday
#LearnHistoryMakeHistory

Hooray to our senior individual performance category! Presley W.'s project was about Inez Milholland and Hannah M.'s was...
07/06/2020

Hooray to our senior individual performance category! Presley W.'s project was about Inez Milholland and Hannah M.'s was on Lucille Ball. #uhd2020 #nhd2020 #breakingbarriers #nationalhistoryday #utahhistoryday
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Next up in our team recognition series is the junior individual documentary! Boston C.'s documentary was "Apartheid's Ra...
07/05/2020

Next up in our team recognition series is the junior individual documentary! Boston C.'s documentary was "Apartheid's Racial Barrier: Discrimination Against a Birthright" and Bradley S.'s was "The Miracle 9: Rowing through Barriers Toward a Historic Date at Hitler's Games." #uhd2020 #nhd2020 #breakingbarriers #nationalhistoryday #utahhistoryday
#LearnHistoryMakeHistory

Hello? Phoning in to tell you that National History Day 2021’s theme is "Communication in History: The Key to Understand...
07/03/2020

Hello? Phoning in to tell you that National History Day 2021’s theme is "Communication in History: The Key to Understanding." Film, wood cuts, carrier pigeons, and of course, the telephone are just a few of the ways people in history have communicated with each other. To learn more go to (https://history.utah.gov/utah-history-day/) #LearnHistoryMakeHistory #nhd2021 #utahhistoryday #nationalhistoryday #uhd2021

Next up is the junior group performance category! Chandler W., Emma L., Kathryn C., Natalie E., and Nathan F. performed ...
07/02/2020

Next up is the junior group performance category! Chandler W., Emma L., Kathryn C., Natalie E., and Nathan F. performed their project "Irena Sendler: 2,500." Allison W., Lindsey S., and Sarah W.'s performance was "Odette: Bursting Through a Wall of Espionage."
(not pictured: Allison W. and Sarah W.)
#uhd2020 #nhd2020 #breakingbarriers #nationalhistoryday #utahhistoryday
#LearnHistoryMakeHistory

Hooray to Natalia! 🥳 #uhd2020 #nhd2020 #breakingbarriers #nationalhistoryday #utahhistoryday#LearnHistoryMakeHistoryhttp...
07/01/2020
Green Canyon student's film on school segregation wins nat'l honor

Hooray to Natalia! 🥳
#uhd2020 #nhd2020 #breakingbarriers #nationalhistoryday #utahhistoryday
#LearnHistoryMakeHistory

https://www.hjnews.com/news/education/green-canyon-students-film-on-school-segregation-wins-natl-honor/article_97b6934d-2a0b-557e-9704-35c9f013d338.html

Many students don’t spare too much thought for projects once they’ve turned them in. That’s probably not the case for Natalia López, whose documentary on a court case preceding Brown

Next is our competitors in the senior paper category! Malia B. wrote a paper about NASA mathematician, Katherine Johnson...
06/30/2020

Next is our competitors in the senior paper category! Malia B. wrote a paper about NASA mathematician, Katherine Johnson. Mason H. wrote a paper about the civil rights leader, Bayard Rustin. #uhd2020 #nhd2020 #breakingbarriers #nationalhistoryday #utahhistoryday
#LearnHistoryMakeHistory

Today we resume from our weekend break and recognizing the competitors in the junior paper category! Landon S.'s paper w...
06/29/2020

Today we resume from our weekend break and recognizing the competitors in the junior paper category! Landon S.'s paper was "Jackie Robinson Breaks the Color Barrier of Baseball." Laura H.'s paper was "Inspiring Truth: Roberta Gibbs' History Breaking Run." #uhd2020 #nhd2020 #breakingbarriers #nationalhistoryday #utahhistoryday
#LearnHistoryMakeHistory

Echoes & Reflections
06/28/2020

Echoes & Reflections

Planning to teach Elie Wiesel's "Night" in the new school year? Join our upcoming webinar to explore significant themes of the memoir, which are grounded in Holocaust history, to support your teaching of the text. https://hubs.ly/H0rpHpN0

Today we recognize our team members who competed in the senior individual exhibit category. Alexis C.'s exhibit was titl...
06/27/2020

Today we recognize our team members who competed in the senior individual exhibit category. Alexis C.'s exhibit was titled, "Witches and WASPs: Women Warriors of World War II" and Madeline C.'s exhibit was "Marie-Madeline Fourcade: Breaking Gender Barriers, From Socialite to Savior."

Next up is our team members who competed in the junior individual exhibit category! Aftyn L.'s project was about Elizabe...
06/26/2020

Next up is our team members who competed in the junior individual exhibit category! Aftyn L.'s project was about Elizabeth Blackwell and Julia H.'s was about Sophia Jex-Blake. Both of the women these projects focused on broke barriers in the world of medicine!

Next, we recognize our team members in the senior group website category! Jisung L. and Hamilton P.'s website was titled...
06/25/2020

Next, we recognize our team members in the senior group website category! Jisung L. and Hamilton P.'s website was titled, "A Fight for Change: The Stonewall Riots' Rainbow Trail." Alice M. and Manette P.'s website was "The Guatemalan Syphilis Experiment."
#uhd2020 #nhd2020 #breakingbarriers #nationalhistoryday #utahhistoryday
#LearnHistoryMakeHistory

We continue to highlight our team members by recognizing the junior group website category! Aubree F. and Shelby W.'s we...
06/24/2020

We continue to highlight our team members by recognizing the junior group website category! Aubree F. and Shelby W.'s website was on the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. Caleb J. and Nathan R.'s website was about the Apollo 11 mission. #uhd2020 #nhd2020 #breakingbarriers #nationalhistoryday #utahhistoryday #LearnHistoryMakeHistory

To continue highlighting our team members, we are recognizing the senior group exhibit category! Myanna V. and Ryleigh U...
06/23/2020

To continue highlighting our team members, we are recognizing the senior group exhibit category! Myanna V. and Ryleigh U.'s project was on Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Heather C. and Lyndsie F.'s project was on Martha Hughes Cannon. #uhd2020 #nhd2020 #nationalhistoryday #utahhistoryday #breakingbarriers #LearnHistoryMakeHistory

To honor our Nationals team, we will be highlighting each of our competitors and their entries. Today we are recognizing...
06/22/2020

To honor our Nationals team, we will be highlighting each of our competitors and their entries. Today we are recognizing the junior group exhibit category! Brielle P., Camri H., and Vivian G.'s project was "Sister Rosetta Tharpe." Olivia V. and Taya W.'s project was titled "Babies Breaking Barriers: Conquering Premature Death."
#uhd2020 #nhd2020 #nationalhistoryday #utahhistoryday #breakingbarriers #LearnHistoryMakeHistory

A round of applause for Utah's Outstanding Affiliate Entry Winners, Hera C., Amelia S., and Jocelyn M. 🎉🥳🎉 Hera's entry ...
06/21/2020

A round of applause for Utah's Outstanding Affiliate Entry Winners, Hera C., Amelia S., and Jocelyn M. 🎉🥳🎉 Hera's entry was a website titled "Rachel Carson: Silent No Longer." Amelia and Jocelyn competed with a group performance "Gertrude B. Elion: Breaking Barriers to Save Lives". #uhd2020 #nhd2020 #utahhistoryday #nationalhistoryday #breakingbarriers #LearnHistoryMakeHistory

06/20/2020
Team News

National History Day 2020 is coming to a close. Team Utah usually enjoys a visit to the US Capitol and meet and greet with legislators. This year, a bit of Washington D.C. came to us. Senator Mitt Romney sent a message to all the excellent students who competed this week.

National History Day
06/20/2020

National History Day

FOR ONE WEEK ONLY: The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture will showcase #NHD2020 students’ documentaries relating to #AfricanAmericanHistory and #CivilRightsandHumanRights. Visit the Smithsonian Learning Lab to watch the films featured in this year’s Documentary Showcase: s.si.edu/NHDShowcase2020

#MustSeeNHD

National History Day
06/20/2020

National History Day

TODAY (Saturday, June 20). 3pm EDT. #NHD2020 Culminates with the National Contest Awards Ceremony: http://nhd.org/virtual2020awards

GUEST SPEAKERS:
• Ken Burns
• National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Jon Parrish Peede
• Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch
• Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden
• Dr. Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin
• NHD Students, Teachers & Coordinators

Cathy Gorn hosts!

#MustSeeNHD

BONUS: Tune in early at 2:30pm EDT to look back at recent Parades of States!

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The Library of Congress
The Better Angels Society
UNUM Ken Burns

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