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Regional History Day


George Santayana wrote, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." History provides knowledge for unlocking all other realms of human development. The study of history provides a solid foundation not only for history and social studies education majors, but for careers in law, business, government, international relations, journalism, library services and museums, to name but a few.

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    What is History Day?

    History Day is a nationally acclaimed history education program that challenges middle school and high school students to become historians, explorers, investigators and leaders. History Day makes history come alive through active student learning and educator professional development.

    Students may enter one of five categories of competition- papers, exhibits, performances, documentaries, and websites-in the junior (grades 6 through 8) and senior (grades 9 through 12) divisions. They can work as individuals or in groups in every category except paper.

    Students may participate at their local school or may enter their regional contest. The 2017 Eastern Region contest will be held on February 25, 2017 at Eastern Washington University and is being sponsored by the College of Social Sciences and the Department of History (see registration and payment links below). Students may continue on to State History Day if they are in the top 3 of their category which is sponsored by the Washington State Historical Society (  If students win their divisions at State they may attend the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest June 11-15. 2017 (

    2017 Eastern Regional History Day Registration and Payment links:

    2017 Judges' Letter


    History Day Students

    History Day Stan Lee Board

    History Day Student with Project

    Tragic Times in American History

    History Day Students with Presentation

    Contact Information

    Valerie Burnett
    103 Patterson Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004-2424

    phone: 509.359.6238

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