Welcome to the Oregon State History Day Contest

Important Dates & Times

Welcome to 2021 Virtual Oregon History Day! 

Communication in History: The Key to Understanding

Registration for 2021 is OPEN! Registration will remain open from April 13 - 20, 2021. Teachers MUST register before their students register.

 

Oregon-History-Day-Logo_2.pngThat is correct, we will hold the Oregon History Day Contest this academic year, despite the upheaval of COVID-19 to the school day! The contest will once again be virtual, including the judging. 

Each fall, the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) kicks off Oregon History Day (OHD), an affiliate of the national program, alongside half a million students in grades 6-12 across the country. OHD is a renowned, evidence-based middle and high school program in which students across the state develop historical research projects based on an annual theme. The 2021 National History Day® theme is Communication in History: They Key to Understanding. Students may work individually or in groups to create their  project in one of five categories: paper, website, exhibit, performance, or documentary. 

With teacher guidance, students dive into and steer their own historical research using primary and secondary sources, and they create an annotated bibliography and process paper. Education Manager Kristen Pilgrim works closely with educators throughout the state, and students use the OHS Research Library and digital assets like the Oregon History Project and Oregon Encyclopedia to conduct research on the annual theme. 

For specific registration directions, please select the 'Student' or 'Teacher' or 'Judge' tabs above as they apply to you.

Direct any questions to: Kristen Pilgrim (History.Day@OHS.org) or 503-306-5262.

2021 Important Information for Students, Teachers, & Judges
United States Naval and Maritime History: Preserve, Promote and Celebrate

The Northwest Commandery of the Naval Order of the United States offers a prize of $100 to be awarded to the best Oregon project dealing with an aspect of maritime history. Projects should be related to the 2021 theme of Communication in History: the Key to Understanding.

The criteria to be considered for this prize are:
•    The project must significantly involve naval or maritime history in one or more of the following aspects –
o    By exploring a historical event that centers around or had a significant influence on naval or maritime affairs
o    By exploring a historical technological development that exerted or continues to exert significant influence on naval or maritime affairs

The history of naval and maritime affairs encompasses events, practices and technologies in either or both of military and civilian spheres of activity on the oceans, seas, lakes and rivers.
 

Welcome to 2021 Virtual Oregon History Day! 

Communication in History: The Key to Understanding

 

Registration for 2021 is OPEN! Registration will remain open from April 13 - 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM. Teachers MUST register before their students register. Websites will lock at 8:59 PM on Tuesday, April 20th. 

NEW for 2021 Oregon History Day Contest

We are thrilled you are participating in the 2021 Oregon History Day state contest!  Oregon History Day (OHD) is part of the National History Day program. OHD is an excellent opportunity for you to develop critical thinking skills, analyze multiple perspectives and conduct in-depth research about a topic in history which you are passionate about around the 2021 theme, "Communication in History: The Key to Understanding."

REGISTRATION 

To register for Oregon History Day (OHD), use the CreateAccount option (at the top left) and select the student option. Or use the Create Account option to the right and create a student account. If you are not working with a teacher or advisor, please contact Kristen Pilgrim (Kristen.Pilgrim@ohs.org) to set up your school information for you. 

How to Register Online:

  •  After logging into this website, you will be prompted to complete your personal information.  Then click “Save and Continue.”
  • You will then be asked to enter information about your project entry. You will either create an entry, or link to a group project that your teammate has already created.
    • For group entries - The first student in a group will create the entry. That student will then give their fellow group members the “team key.”
    • The following group members will begin a student account and will enter the “team key” for their entry. This will bring up the title and description for their entry that was filled out by the group member who created the entry.
  • You will then be prompted to enter school, teacher, grade information, and further questions specific to the contest.  You must select your teacher from the drop down menu. 
    • Group members may have different teachers, and each group member should put their own teacher.
    • For this contest year, students can now select up to 3 teachers to connect to their account. If you only have one teacher, you only have to complete the first Teacher section and ignore the other two. 
  • You’ll Know Your Registration is Complete When:
    • In the contest website, look on the Students Main page for two banners that say Account Created and Waivers Accepted. You must be logged in to your student account to see them.
    • You’ll receive a Registration Complete email from NoReply@zfairs.com (check your spam folder).
Virtual Project Submission Instructions

 

Each category has specific submission guidelines. Please make sure your project follows these submission guidelines. 

All Categories: History Day projects, regardless of the category students choose, require the same three (3) sets of documents: a title page, process paper, and annotated bibliography.

Documentary Instructions

Documentary students will create a documentary using the software of their choosing and will save their project in a format they can upload.

Exhibit Instructions

Exhibit students will create a physical exhibit that they will photograph and share by making digital slides using the template(s) provided OR create a digital exhibit

Google Slides Template: 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1d7I30ZxW3jxiLKSImDdmIzD5OFY_SqvQqNoWJnffnsw/template/preview

PowerPoint Template:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/14LkQ6mav8kMw8gtXuH9wC3LUWjFAC0dS/view

Paper Instructions

Paper students will create a digital paper.

Performance Instructions

Performance students will create a recording of their performance and complete the “Performance Companion Worksheet.”

REQUIRED! Blank Performance Companion Worksheet — Google Doc
REQUIRED! Blank Performance Companion Worksheet — Word Doc

Website Instructions 

Website students will create a website using NHDWebCentral.

Fee & Fee Waiver Information


In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, registration fees will be collected online through the Greater Giving platform.

$5 per teacher - due Tuesday, April 20 

Greater Giving Web Link: https://orhs.ejoinme.org/OHD-educator

 $25 per student - due Tuesday, April 20 

Greater Giving Web Link: https://orhs.ejoinme.org/OHD

ALL students must pay the $25 registration fee. In acknowledgement of the financial impact that COVID-19 has had upon many Oregonians and to create as equitable of a state contest as possible, we have set funds aside to help cover registration fees. Please contact Kristen Pilgrim at Kristen.Pilgrim@ohs.org to request possible fee waivers. 

Information for Key Components 


The Process Paper

All projects (including the paper category) must include a process paper with the entry. It must describe in 500 or fewer words how you conducted your research and created your entry. The words are NOT counted towards the word count in the paper, website, or exhibit categories. 

The process paper must answer the following five questions:

  1. How did you choose your topic and how does it relate to the annual theme?
  2. How did you conduct your research?
  3. How did you create your project?
  4. What is your historical argument?
  5. In what ways is your topic signifcant in history?

The Annotated Bibliography

All projects are required to include an annotated bibliography. This bibliography lets your reader or viewers know what sources you used in the creation of your project, how you used the source, and how it helped you understand the topic. It must follow these requirements:

  • List all sources that you consulted in developing your entry.
  • Combine photos or other materials from the same collection into a single citation. See nhd.org/annotated-bibliography.
  • Separate your bibliography into two sections: one for primary sources and one for secondary sources.
  • Do not attach primary or secondary materials to your annotated bibliography.
  • Do not include your annotated bibliography in the word count

For more helpful information on developing your project please visit:

Welcome to 2021 Virtual Oregon History Day! 

Communication in History: The Key to Understanding

 

Registration for 2021 is OPEN! Registration will remain open from April 13 - 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM. Teachers MUST register before their students register. Websites will lock at 8:59 PM on Tuesday, April 20th. 


NEW for 2021 Oregon History Day Contest

Please note: If OHD does not know you are particpating in OHD you MUST contact the state coordinator, Kristen Pilgrim, prior to registering on this website. Please send an email to Kristen.Pilgrim@ohs.org.  

Fees

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, registration fees will be collected online through the Greater Giving platform.

$5 per teacher - due Monday, April 20, 2021

Greater Giving Web Link: https://orhs.ejoinme.org/OHD-educator 

 $25 per student - due Monday April 20, 2021

Greater Giving Web Link: https://orhs.ejoinme.org/OHD

ALL students must pay the $25 registration fee. In acknowledgement of the financial impact that COVID-19 has had upon many Oregonians and to create as equitable of a state contest as possible, we have set funds aside to help cover registration fees. Please contact Kristen Pilgrim at Kristen.Pilgrim@ohs.org to request possible fee waivers. 

Instructions for Uploading Projects

At the time students register, ALL projects must be completed and ready to be uploaded per the specific instructions for each category. These instructions will be emailed to you by the OHS History Day team, are on the contest registration site, and can be found in the Oregon History Day 2021 Virtual GuideThis means all students must have completed their projects by April 20, including conversion to any new format, such as written scripts for performances.

Performance

Students will create a recording of their performance and complete the “Performance Companion Worksheet.” See pages 22–25.

REQUIRED! Blank Performance Companion Worksheet — Google Doc
REQUIRED! Blank Performance Companion Worksheet — Word Doc

Exhibit

Students will create a physical exhibit that they will photograph and share by making digital slides using the template(s) provided OR create a digital exhibit. See pages 17–21.

REQUIRED! Google Slides Template
REQUIRED! PowerPoint Template 

Website

Students will create a website using NHDWebCentral. See pages 12–13.

Documentary

Students will create a documentary using the software of their choosing and will save their project in a format they can upload. See pages 14–16. 

Paper 

Students will submit your paper, title page, and annotated bibliography as one PDF.  

All Category Information 

Group Projects

Students should identify one (1) group member to upload their materials per the instructions below. Name the file with each group member’s last name and the contest level. For example:

› State Contest: GonzalezGutierrezKing_state.mp4

› National Contest: GonzalezGutierrezKing_national.pdf

All Projects

History Day projects, regardless of the category students choose, require the same three (3) documents: a title page, process paper, and annotated bibliography. We have explained these below in greater detail and pointed to specific rules in the Contest Rule Book.

Use the NHD Rule Book as your project guide..

We will test all URL links and PDFs and will contact you if there are problems with the files.

 

Registration Instructions 

To register for Oregon History Day (OHD), use the CreateAccount option (at the top left) and select the teacher option. Or use the Create Account option to the right and create a teacher account. You will be able to view/edit your student(s) information in your portal.  Please ensure that ALL your students have registered for Oregon History Day. 

  • Please note: If OHD does not know you, your school, and your students are participating in OHD you MUST contact the state coordinator, Kristen Pilgrim, prior to registering on this website. Please send an email to Kristen.Pilgrim@ohs.org. 

Welcome to 2021 Virtual Oregon History Day! 

Communication in History: The Key to Understanding

 

Please note: If OHD does not know you are particpating in OHD you MUST contact the state coordinator, Kristen Pilgrim, prior to registering on this website. Please send an email to Kristen.Pilgrim@ohs.org

 

Judging 2021

Judging for Oregon History Day is a rewarding experience. By volunteering your time, you are creating an opportunity for students to showcase their historical research projects, which fall into one of five categories: paper, website, performance, exhibit, and documentary. Virtual judging is about a 10-hour commitment over the course of these five days: April 23 - 27, 2021. During this time judges evaluate and rank the students' projects within a team of three judges. All judging will be consensus judging. There will be no student interviews. 

 

Judge Orientation:

Judges must be available for training on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 4 PM – 5:30 PM with an optional 30 minute Q&A session from 5:30 PM until 6:00 PM.

 
As a judge, you will:

  • Sign up in advance on this website.
  • Create and log your hours in VolunteerHub: https://ohs.volunteerhub.com 
  • Review a judge orientation video and training materials.
  • Work in a judge team of three to evaluate and rank projects.
  • Select the strongest projects to advance to the National History Day contest.
  • Provide scored and written feedback on each project you view via the online portal.
  • Keep student information confidential and prioritize student safety. 

As a judge, you are responsible to: 

  • Let us know as soon as possible if your schedule changes and you are unable to judge.
  • Pay careful attention so you can evaluate well. Students in grades 6-12 have worked for months on their projects and are looking forward to this opportunity to share their work.
  • Alert History Day staff to any conflicts of interest, including students you know personally or schools with which you have close relationships.
  • Set aside personal bias for or against topics. Judge each project based on the merits of the information that the student presents. Remember these topics are new to students.
  • Let the History Day staff know right away if there are problems or questions. We are here to help! 
  • Follow judging instructions carefully, including contacting Kristen Pilgrim or OHS History Day staff with any concerns about disqualifying or ineligible student work.  

We appreciate your time and will do our best to make this experience rewarding for everyone involved!

Virtual Oregon HIstory Day 2021 Judging Timeline 
  • April 13 at  8 am: State contest registration opens for students and teachers. 

  • April 20 at 9 pm: State contest websites will be locked (students must have uploaded and submitted their websites when they registered for the state contest).

  • April 20 at midnight: Registration closes for documentary, performance, paper, and exhibit categories and ALL projects must be uploaded and submitted (changes cannot be made to students’ projects once they are submitted).

  • April 23 - 27: Judges evaluate and rank students’ projects. 

Virtual Judging 2021 Technology Requirements 

Exhibits

  • Need access to laptop, desktop, or tablet technology to view PDFs with exhibit images and text, process papers, and annotated bibliographies.

Documentaries

  • Need access to laptop, desktop, or tablet technology to view documentary video links and PDFs of process papers, and annotated bibliographies.

Papers

  • Need access to laptop, desktop, or tablet technology to view PDFs with paper, process paper, and annotated bibliographies.

Performances

  • Need access to laptop, desktop, or tablet technology to view video link of performances and PDFs of process papers, and annotated bibliographies.

Websites

  • Need access to laptop or desktop to view website links and PDFs of process papers, and annotated bibliographies.

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