With the elimination of enriched classes in the 2021-22 school year, due dates are more of a suggestion than a "hard deadline" unless designated by teachers

History Day 2022 Timeline:


Date Due

Summer Assignments 

No longer officially due, but good to work on

History Day Topic Selection Sheet due

No longer officially due, but good to work on

Written Proposal: 4–paragraphs (¶), each paragraph (¶) is 5+ sentences

  • 1st ¶ = what your topic will be
  • 2nd ¶ = how you plan to complete your project, and which type you'll do
  • 3rd ¶ = how you will divide up tasks, such as research, and so on. Be specific! (individuals: this should only be 1 sentence)
  • 4th ¶ = questions, comments, and concerns for your NHD teacher (can be as many or few sentences as needed)

 Sept. 10

Draft Annotated Bibliography with at least 5 sources (at least 2 primary sources) due –at least 33% of the sources must be books

Sept. 22

Draft Outline of Project due – should address the following questions in bulleted form:

  • How will your project look? Be specific!
  • Which past winning NHD project inspired you?
  • Who is responsible for what in your project? Break it down by person and task!
  • What did you learn while researching?
  • How can your NHD teacher help you?
  • Address the criteria–based question for your project type below:
    • Paper, performance, or presentation only – how will your project begin, move through points of emphasis, and conclude?
    • Website only – what will your homepage look like? What tabs will you have?
    • Exhibit only – how will your project be assembled? What items do you need? Drawings are encouraged.

Oct. 6

 Begin building your project – send your teacher a photo of 3 things you have accomplished (or bring it in)

 Nov. 3

Annotated Bibliography updated with at least 10 sources (at least 4 need to be primary sources) due. Again, at least 33% of your sources must be books.

Nov. 10

Outline completed

Nov. 17

 Photos /screenshots of project due

papers – email / bring in a rough draft.

performances & presentations – record a video or send the teacher a draft of your script

 Nov. 17

Rough draft of Process Paper due

Dec. 1

Process Paper completed;
send a copy of your paper / published web link to your teacher

Dec. 15

 EXHIBITS, DOCUMENTARIES, & PERFORMANCES DUE – exhibits  should be brought to school, documentaries and performances should be video–recorded, uploaded to YouTube, and emailed to your teacher

 Jan. 5

 School-wide competition students informed

 Jan. 12

Good Hope Competition

Jan. 26

Eagle View Competition


Final versions of Websites & final drafts of Historical Papers are due to send to Regional judges

 Feb. 24

Regional Competition @ Messiah University

Mar. 19

State NHD contest @ University of Scranton

May 7 - 8

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